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

American Studies Seminar
Catherine A. Corman

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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