Recent Scholarship Based on Research at the American Antiquarian Society

The following list includes publications or awards based on research in the Society's collections that have come to our attention recently.

A complete list of scholarship based on research at AAS and published since 2000 is available as a pdf.

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Entries recorded from September 1, 2015 to November 30, 2015


Kennedy, Rick. First American Evangelical: A Short Life of Cotton Mather. Grand Rapids: William B. Edermans Publishing Company, 2015.

Powers, David M. Damnable Heresy: William Pynchon, the Indians, and the First Book Banned (and Burned) in Boston. Foreword by David D. Hall. Eugene, Oregon: Wipf & Stock, 2015. (Hall: AAS-NEH Fellow, 1981-1982; AAS member)

Schiff, Stacy. The Witches: Salem, 1692. New York: Little, Brown and Company. 2015.

Wiegand, Wayne. Part of Our Lives: A People’s History of the American Public Library. New York: Oxford University Press, 2015. (AAS member)


Dayton, Cornelia H. “’The Oddest Man that I Ever Saw’: Assessing Cognitive Disability on Eighteenth-Century Cape Cod.” Journal of Social History 49 (2015): 77-99. (AAS-ASECS Fellow, 1991-1992; Mellon Fellow, 2004-2005; AAS member)

Den Hartog, Jonathan. “Religion and Politics in the American Revolution and Beyond.” Journal of the Early Republic 35.3 (2015): 475-481. (AHPCS Fellow, 2012-2013)

Edelstein, Sari. “Louisa May Alcott’s Age.” American Literature 87 (2015): 517-546. (Peterson Fellow, 2008-2009)

Hazard, Sonia. “Agency, the Idea of Agencies, and the Problem of Mediation.” Church History 84 (2015): 610-615. (CHAViC Fellow, 2013-2014)


Kathryn Neurnberger received the James Laughlin Award for her second book of poetry, The End of Pink (Hearst Fellow, 2010)

Amanda Herbert’s book Female Alliances: Gender, Identity, and Friendship in Early Modern Britain was named the best book of 2015 by the Society for the Study of Early Modern Women. (Peterson Fellow, 2007-2008)

Cornelia H. Dayton and Sharon V. Salinger were awarded the Littleton-Griswold Prize for Robert Love’s Warnings: Searching for Strangers in Colonial Boston. (Dayton: AAS-ASECS Fellow, 1991-1992; Mellon Fellow, 2004-2005; AAS member)

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