Books Based on Fellowship Research

Since the inception of the AAS fellowship program in 1972, fellows have written over five hundred books based on research conducted at AAS. Below is an illustrated directory of these books.
Author / Fellow Title Publisher Publication Date Sort descending Description Link to edit Content
Ellen Jane Lorenz Glory, Hallelujah! The Story of the American Campmeeting Spiritual Abingdon 1980 AAS Catalog Record
Jacqueline Jones Soldiers of Light and Love: Northern Teachers and Georgia Blacks, 1865-1873 University of Georgia Press 1980 AAS Catalog Record
Anthony G. Roeber Faithful Magistrates and Republican Lawyers: Creators of Virginia Legal Culture, 1680-1810 University of North Carolina Press 1981 AAS Catalog Record
Wendy W. Reaves George Washington, An American Icon: The Eighteenth-Century Graphic Portraits Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service 1982 AAS Catalog Record
Ronald P. Formisano The Transformation of Political Culture: Massachusetts Parties, 1790s-1840s Oxford University Press 1983 AAS Catalog Record
Edward Countryman The American Revolution Hill and Wang 1985 AAS Catalog Record
Laurence Shore Southern Capitalists: The Ideological Leadership of an Elite, 1832-1885 University of North Carolina Press 1986 AAS Catalog Record
Carroll Smith-Rosenberg Disorderly Conduct: Visions of Gender in Victorian America Oxford University Press 1986 AAS Catalog Record
Steven B. Stoll The New England Soul: Preaching and Religious Culture in Colonial New England Oxford University Press 1986 AAS Catalog Record
Cathy N. Davidson Revolution and the Word: The Rise of the Novel in America Oxford University Press 1986 AAS Catalog Record
David Cressy Coming Over: Migration and Communication between England and New England in the Seventeenth Century Cambridge University Press 1987 AAS Catalog Record
Randolph Roth The Democratic Dilemma: Religion, Reform, and the Social Order in the Connecticut River Valley of Vermont, 1791–1850 Cambridge University Press 1987 AAS Catalog Record
William Miles The People's Voice: An Annotated Bibliography of American Presidential Campaign Newspapers, 1828-1984 Greenwood Press 1987 AAS Catalog Record
Charles Fanning The Exiles of Erin: Nineteenth Century Irish-American Fiction University of Notre Dame Press 1987 AAS Catalog Record
Michael G. Hall The Last American Puritan: The Life of Increase Mather, 1639–1723 Wesleyan University Press 1988 AAS Catalog Record
David S. Reynolds Beneath the American Renaissance: The Subversive Imagination in the Age of Emerson and Melville Alfred A. Knopf 1988 AAS Catalog Record
Richard D. Brown Knowledge Is Power: The Diffusion of Information in Early America, 1700-1865 Oxford University Press 1989 AAS Catalog Record
Paula Backscheider Daniel Defoe: His Life Johns Hopkins University Press 1989 AAS Catalog Record
John L. Brooke The Heart of the Commonwealth: Society and Political Culture in Worcester County, Massachusetts 1713–1861 Cambridge University Press 1989 AAS Catalog Record
Ann D. Braude Radical Spirits: Spiritualism and Women's Rights in Nineteenth-Century America Beacon Press 1989 AAS Catalog Record
Peter Coclanis The Shadow of a Dream: Economic Life and Death in the South Carolina Low Country, 1670-1920 Oxford University Press 1989 AAS Catalog Record
William J. Gilmore-Lehne Reading Becomes a Necessity of Life: Material and Cultural Life in Rural New England, 1780-1835 University of Tennessee Press 1989 AAS Catalog Record
Richard Schwarzlose The Nation's Newsbrokers Northwestern University Press 1989 AAS Catalog Record
Michael D. Warner The Letters of the Republic Publication and the Public Sphere in Eighteenth-Century America Harvard University Press 1990 AAS Catalog Record
David S. Shields Oracles of Empire: Poetry, Politics, and Commerce in British America, 1690-1750 University of Chicago Press 1990 AAS Catalog Record
Patricia Watson The Angelical Conjunction: The Preacher-Physicians of Colonial New England University of Tennessee Press 1991 AAS Catalog Record
Susan Porter With an Air Debonair: Musical Theatre in America 1785-1815 Smithsonian Institution Press 1991 AAS Catalog Record
Carla G. Pestana Quakers and Baptists in Colonial Massachusetts Cambridge University Press 1991 AAS Catalog Record
John Seelye Beautiful Machine: Rivers and the Republican Plan, 1755-1825 Oxford University Press 1991 AAS Catalog Record
Ann Withington Toward a More Perfect Union: Virtue and the Formation of American Republics Oxford University Press 1991 AAS Catalog Record
Claudia L. Bushman America Discovers Columbus: How an Italian Explorer Became an American Hero University Press of New England 1992 AAS Catalog Record
Michael Broyles Music of the Highest Class: Elitism and Populism in Antebellum Boston Yale University Press 1992 AAS Catalog Record
Michael Carlebach The Origins of Photojournalism in America Smithsonian Institution Press 1992 AAS Catalog Record
Bruce Greenfield Narrating Discovery: The Romantic Explorer in American Literature, 1790-1855 Columbia University Press 1992 AAS Catalog Record
Bernell Tripp Origins of the Black Press: New York, 1827-1847 Vision Press 1992 AAS Catalog Record
William Ward The Protestant Evangelical Awakening Cambridge University Press 1992 AAS Catalog Record
Elliot B. Davis Training the Eye and the Hand: Fitz Hugh Lane and Nineteenth Century American Drawing Books Cape Ann Historical Association 1993 AAS Catalog Record
Ronald J. Zboray A Fictive People: Antebellum Economic Development and the Reading Public for American Novels, 1837-1857 Oxford University Press 1993 AAS Catalog Record
Marc Shell Money, Language, and Thought: Literary and Philosophic Economies from the Medieval to the Modern Era Johns Hopkins University Press 1993 AAS Catalog Record
Peter Way Common Labour: Workers and the Digging of North American Canals 1780–1860 Cambridge University Press 1993 AAS Catalog Record
Harvey J. Graff Conflicting Paths Growing Up in America Harvard University Press 1994 AAS Catalog Record
Gillian Elise Avery Behold the Child: American Children and Their Books, 1621–1922 Johns Hopkins University Press 1994 AAS Catalog Record
Andrea J. Tucher Froth and Scum: Truth, Beauty, Goodness, and the Ax Murder in America's First Mass Medium University of North Carolina Press 1994 AAS Catalog Record
Richard Gildrie The Profane, the Civil, and the Godly:The Reformation of Manners in Orthodox New England, 1679–1749 Pennsylvania State University Press 1994 AAS Catalog Record
Faye Dudden Women in the American Theatre: Actresses & Audiences, 1790-1870 Yale University Press 1994 AAS Catalog Record
Alan S. Taylor William Cooper's Town: Power and Persuasion on the Frontier of the Early American Republic Alfred A. Knopf 1995 AAS Catalog Record
Christopher F. Clark The Communitarian Moment: The Radical Challenge of the Northampton Association Cornell University Press 1995 AAS Catalog Record
Michael Bellesiles Revolutionary Outlaws: Ethan Allen and the Struggle for Independence on the Early American Frontier University of Virginia Press 1995 AAS Catalog Record
Dona Brown Inventing New England: Regional Tourism in the Nineteenth Century Smithsonian Institution Press 1995 AAS Catalog Record
Elaine Swift The Making of an American Senate: Reconstitutive Change in Congress, 1787-1841 University of Michigan Press 1996 AAS Catalog Record
Carol Sheriff The Artificial River: The Erie Canal and the Paradoxes of Progress, 1817-1862 Hill and Wang 1996 AAS Catalog Record
Rosalind Remer Printers and Men of Capital: Philadelphia Book Publishers in the New Republic University of Pennsylvania Press 1996 AAS Catalog Record
Steven C. Bullock Revolutionary Brotherhood: Freemasonry and the Transformation of the American Social Order, 1730-1840 University of North Carolina Press 1996 AAS Catalog Record
Mary Beth Norton Founding Mothers & Fathers: Gendered Power and the Forming of American Society Penguin Random House 1996 AAS Catalog Record
Nell Irvin Painter Sojourner Truth: A Life, A Symbol W. W. Norton & Company 1996 AAS Catalog Record
Shirley R. Samuels Romances of the Republic: Women, the Family, and Violence in the Literature of the Early American Nation Oxford University Press 1996 AAS Catalog Record
W. Clark Gilpin A Preface to Theology University of Chicago Press 1996 AAS Catalog Record
Grantland Rice The Transformation of Authorship in America University of Chicago Press 1997 AAS Catalog Record
Elizabeth Bethel The Roots of African-American Identity: Memory and History in the Antebellum Free Communities St. Martin's Press 1997 AAS Catalog Record
Joseph S. Wood The New England Village Johns Hopkins University Press 1997 AAS Catalog Record
Gregory H. Nobles American Frontiers: Cultural Encounters and Continental Conquest Hill and Wang 1997 AAS Catalog Record
David L. Waldstreicher In the Midst of Perpetual Fetes: The Making of American Nationalism, 1776-1820 University of North Carolina Press 1997 AAS Catalog Record
Harlow Sheidley Sectional Nationalism: Massachusetts Conservative Leaders and the Transformation of America, 1815-1836 Northeastern University Press 1998 AAS Catalog Record
Karen Halttunen Murder Most Foul: The Killer and the American Gothic Imagination Harvard University Press 1998 AAS Catalog Record
Ann Bowden Sir Walter Scott: A Bibliographical History 1796-1832 Oak Knoll Press 1998 AAS Catalog Record
Deborah Madsen American Exceptionalism University Press of Mississippi 1998 AAS Catalog Record
Margaret Newell From Dependency to Independence: Economic Revolution in Colonial New England Cornell University Press 1998 AAS Catalog Record
Catherine A. Brekus Strangers & Pilgrims: Female Preaching in America, 1740-1845 University of North Carolina Press 1998 AAS Catalog Record
John Seelye Memory's Nation: The Place of Plymouth Rock University of North Carolina Press 1998 AAS Catalog Record
Norma Basch Framing American Divorce: From the Revolutionary Generation to the Victorians University of California Press 1999 AAS Catalog Record
Robert Begiebing The Adventures of Allegra Fullerton or, A Memoir of Startling and Amusing Episodes from Itinerant Life: A Novel University Press of New England 1999 AAS Catalog Record
David Jaffee People of the Wachusett: Greater New England in History and Memory, 1630-1860 Cornell University Press 1999 AAS Catalog Record
Saul Cornell The Other Founders: Anti-Federalism and the Dissenting Tradition in America, 1788-1828 University of North Carolina Press 1999 AAS Catalog Record
Jill M. Lepore The Name of War: King Philip's War and the Origins of American Identity Vintage 1999 AAS Catalog Record
Joyce Oldham Appleby Inheriting the Revolution: The First Generation of Americans Harvard University Press 2000 AAS Catalog Record
Brian Roberts American Alchemy: The California Gold Rush and Middle-Class Culture University of North Carolina Press 2000 AAS Catalog Record
Isabelle Lehuu Carnival on the Page: Popular Print Media in Antebellum America University of North Carolina Press 2000 AAS Catalog Record
Andrew J. O'Shaughnessy An Empire Divided: The American Revolution and the British Caribbean University of Pennsylvania Press 2000 AAS Catalog Record
Geoffrey Plank An Unsettled Conquest: The British Campaign against the Peoples of Acadia University of Pennsylvania Press 2000 AAS Catalog Record
David W. Blight Race and Reunion: The Civil War in American Memory Harvard University Press 2000 AAS Catalog Record
Marcus Wood Blind Memory: Visual Representations of Slavery in England America, 1780-1865 Routledge 2000 AAS Catalog Record
Carolyn J. Lawes Women and Reform in a New England Community, 1815-1860 University Press of Kentucky 2000 AAS Catalog Record
Priscilla Brewer From Fireplace to Cookstove: Technology and the Domestic Ideal in America Syracuse University Press 2000 AAS Catalog Record
John Resch Suffering Soldiers: Revolutionary War Veterans, Moral Sentiment, and Political Culture in the Early Republic University of Massachusetts Press 2000 AAS Catalog Record
Mark Schantz Piety in Providence: Class Dimensions of Religious Experience in Antebellum Rhode Island Cornell University Press 2000 AAS Catalog Record
Donald J. Ratcliffe The Politics of Long Division: The Birth of the Second Party System in Ohio, 1818-1828 Ohio State University Press 2000 AAS Catalog Record
Alice E. Fahs The Imagined Civil War: Popular Literature of the North and South 1861-1865 University of North Carolina Press 2000 AAS Catalog Record
Catherine A. Allgor Parlor Politics: In Which the Ladies of Washington Help Build a City and a Government University Press of Virginia 2000 AAS Catalog Record
Andrew Burstein America's Jubilee: How in 1826 a Generation Remembered Fifty Years of Independence Alfred A. Knopf 2001 AAS Catalog Record
Phyllis Hunter Purchasing Identity in the Atlantic World: Massachusetts Merchants, 1670-1780 Cornell University Press 2001 AAS Catalog Record
William Astore Observing God: Thomas Dick, Evangelicalism, and Popular Science in Victorian Britain and America Ashgate Publishing Ltd. 2001 AAS Catalog Record
David Paul Nord Communities of Journalism: A History of American Newspapers and Their Readers University of Illinois Press 2001 AAS Catalog Record
Sally Hadden Slave Patrols: Law and Violence in Virginia and the Carolinas Harvard University Press 2001 AAS Catalog Record
Ernest Freeberg The Education of Laura Bridgman, First Deaf and Blind Person to Learn Language Harvard University Press 2001 AAS Catalog Record
Louis P. Masur 1831: Year of Eclipse Hill and Wang 2001 AAS Catalog Record
Jeanne Mackin The Sweet By and By St. Martin's Press 2001 AAS Catalog Record
John Nerone The Form of News: A History Guilford Publications 2001 AAS Catalog Record
Burton Bledstein The Middling Sorts: Explorations in the History of the American Middle Class Routledge 2001 AAS Catalog Record
Christopher Cokinos Hope is the Thing With Feathers: A Personal Chronicle of Vanished Birds J.P. Tarcher/Putnam 2001 AAS Catalog Record
Jonathan Sassi A Republic of Righteousness: The Public Christianity of the Post-Revolutionary New England Clergy Oxford University Press 2001 AAS Catalog Record
Katherine Preston Opera on the Road: Traveling Opera Troupes in the United States, 1825-60 University of Illinois Press 2001 AAS Catalog Record
Daniel K. Richter Facing East from Indian Country: A Native History of Early America Harvard University Press 2001 AAS Catalog Record
James R. Raven London Booksellers and American Customers: Transatlantic Literary Community and the Charleston Library Society, 1748-1811 University of South Carolina Press 2002 AAS Catalog Record
Helen L. Horowitz Rereading Sex: Battles over Sexual Knowledge and Suppression in Nineteenth-Century America Alfred A. Knopf 2002 AAS Catalog Record
Deborah Van Broekhoven The Devotion of These Women: Rhode Island in the Antislavery Network University of Massachusetts Press 2002 AAS Catalog Record
Jean Silver-Isenstadt Shameless: The Visionary Life of Mary Gove Nichols Johns Hopkins University Press 2002 AAS Catalog Record
Paul Foos A Short, Offhand, Killing Affair: Soldiers and Social Conflict during the Mexican-American War University of North Carolina Press 2002 AAS Catalog Record
Joanne Passet Sex Radicals and the Quest for Women's Equality University of Illinois Press 2002 AAS Catalog Record
Steven B. Stoll Larding the Lean Earth: Soil and Society in Nineteenth-Century America Hill and Wang 2002 AAS Catalog Record
Robert Wright The Wealth of Nations Rediscovered: Integration and Expansion in American Financial Markets, 1780-1850 Cambridge University Press 2002 AAS Catalog Record