American Studies Seminar - 2004

Communication in the Early Nation: Literacy and Print in America, 1750-1840

The following American Studies Seminar research papers were written by students in the 2004 seminar, "Communication in the Early Nation: Literacy and Print in America, 1750-1840," under the supervision Catherine A. Corman.

  • "The national identity of independent parts: a study of newspapers in 1826," by Cristine Delaney
  • "Commonplace to diary: a young girl's literary appreciation," by Sarah Gower
  • "Freemasonry membership certificates and the evolution of early American literacy," by Katrina Hildebrand
  • "Beyond the calendar pages: almanacs and the construction of gender in the early 19th century," by Jessica Myers
  • "Newspaper coverage of the women.s strike at the Lowell factories in 1836: different viewpoints for different audiences,"
    by Megan Osborne
  • "Vicissitudes: women preachers in print, 1820-1840," by Guinevere Robin Petrousky
  • "Defining insanity in the early nation," by Daniel Ricciardi
  • "Theatric elements of Indian treaty documents," by Laurie Rodrigues
  • "Moral disorder: the betrayal of the American Revolution in history textbooks of the 1820s and '30s," by Deirdre Sweeney

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