Recent Scholarship Based on Research at AAS

The following list includes recent publications, performances, and awards based on research by our fellows, members, and other readers. Books that were featured in AAS programs are indicated by Link to AAS YouTube Channel. Click the icon to access the recording. To access publisher pages and purchasing options, view the List of Recent Publications.

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Other Publications and Works Based on Research at AAS Since 2000

 

Revolutionary Networks by Joseph Adelman (2020)
The Suicide's Son by James Arthur (2019) Link to AAS YouTube
Storm of the Sea by Matthew Bahar (2019)
The Ever Changing Past by James Banner (2021)
Stolen by Richard Bell (2020) Link to AAS YouTube
Iconoclasm in New York by Wendy Bellion (2019)
Patriotism By Proxy by Colleen Boggs (2020)
Our Beloved Kin by Lisa Brooks (2019)
Everybody’s Doin’ It by Dale Cockrell (2019)
The Chinese Lady by Nancy Davis (2019)
Crying the News by Vincent DiGirolamo (2019)
A Country No More by Krista Elrick (2021)
Relative Races by Brigitte Fielder (2020) Link to AAS YouTube
American Freethinker by Kirsten Fischer (2021)
Exposing Slavery by Matthew Fox-Amato (2019)
Island of the Innocent by Diane Glancy (2020) Link to AAS YouTube
Visualizing EqualityVisualizing Equality by Aston Gonzalez (2020)
Cultivated by Hand by Glenda Goodman (2020) Link to AAS YouTube
Prophets, Publicists, and Parasites by Adam Gordon (2020) Link to AAS YouTube
The Man of the People by Nathaniel Green (2020)
I Am a Stranger Here Myself by Debra Gwartney (2019)
The Age of Phillis by Honorée Fanonne Jeffers (2020) Link to AAS YouTube
Santa Claus Worldwide by Tom Jerman (2020)
The Fruits of Empire by Shana Klein (2020)
Picturing Political Power by Allison Lange (2020) Link to AAS YouTube
Letters from Filadelfia by Rodrigo Lazo (2020) Link to AAS YouTube
The Lost Tradition of Economic Equality in America by Daniel Mandell (2020) Link to AAS YouTube
Female Husbands: A Trans History, 1740-1910 by Jen Manion (2020)
Historic Real Estate by Whitney Martinko (2020)
After Mistic by David Mills (2020) Link to AAS YouTube
Slavery and the Making of Early American Libraries by Sean Moore (2019)
Girl in Black and White by Jessie Morgan-Owens (2019)
The Province of Affliction by Ben Mutschler (2020) Link to AAS YouTube
Beheld by TaraShea Nesbit (2020) Link to AAS YouTube
Sister Séance by Aimee Parkison (2021)
The City-State of Boston by Mark Peterson (2019)
Men in the American Women's Rights Movement by Hélène Quanquin (2020)
Awakening Verse by Wendy Roberts (2020)
The Intimacy of Paper in Early and Nineteenth-Century American Literature by Jonathan Senchyne (2020) Link to AAS YouTube
Constitution Illustrated by R. Sikoryak (2020)
Who Owns the News? A History of Copyright by Will Slauter (2019) Link to AAS YouTube
The Practice of Citizenship by Derrick Spires (2020) Link to AAS YouTube
Watkins' bookcoverSlavery and Sacred Texts by Jordan Watkins (2021)
Recipes for Respect by Rafia Zafar (2019)


 

List of Recent Publications

Use the links below to access publisher pages and to view purchasing options.

 

Adelman, Joseph M. Revolutionary Networks: The Business and Politics of Printing the News, 1763-1789. Johns Hopkins University Press, 2020. (AAS-NEH Fellow)

Arthur, James. The Suicide's Son. Signal Editions, 2019. (Last Fellow). A poetry reading was recorded on July 31, 2020. Link to AAS YouTube

Bahar, Matthew.Storm of the Sea: Indians and Empires in the Atlantic's Age of Sail. Oxford University Press, 2019. (Legacy Fellow)

Banner, James M., Jr. The Ever-Changing Past: Why All History Is Revisionist History. Yale University Press, 2021.

Bell, Richard. Stolen: Five Free Boys Kidnapped into Slavery and Their Astonishing Odyssey Home. Simon & Schuster, 2020. (Peterson Fellow). A public program was recorded on July 14, 2020. Link to AAS YouTube

Bellion, Wendy. Iconoclasm in New York: Revolution to Reenactment. Penn State Press, 2019. (Last Fellow)

Boggs, Colleen. Patriotism By Proxy: The Civil War Draft and the Cultural Formation of Citizen-Soldiers, 1863-1865. Oxford University Press, 2020. (AAS-NEH Fellow)

Brooks, Lisa T. Our Beloved Kin: A New History of King Philip's War. Yale University Press, 2019. (Peterson Fellow)

Cockrell, Dale. Everybody’s Doin’ It: Sex, Music, and Dance in New York, 1840-1917. W.W. Norton & Company, 2019. (AAS-NEH Fellow)

Davis, Nancy. The Chinese Lady: Afong Moy in Early America. Oxford University Press, 2019. (Daniels Fellow)

DiGirolamo, Vincent. Crying the News: A History of America's Newsboys. Oxford University Press, 2019. (AAS-NEH Fellow)

Elrick, Krista. A Country No More: Rediscovering the Landscapes of John James Audubon. George F. Thompson Publishing, 2021. (Last Fellow)

Fielder, Brigitte. Relative Races: Genealogies of Interracial Kinship in Nineteenth-century America. Duke University Press, 2020. (CHAViC Fellow). A virtual book talk was recorded on December 3, 2020. Link to AAS YouTube

Fischer, Kirsten. American Freethinker: Elihu Palmer and the Struggle for Religious Freedom in the New Nation. University of Pennsylvania Press, 2021. (Peterson Fellow)

Fox-Amato, Matthew. Exposing Slavery: Photography, Human Bondage, and the Birth of Modern Visual Politics in America Oxford University Press, 2019. (Last Fellow)

Glancy, Diane. Island of the Innocent. Turtle Point Press, 2020. (Baron Fellow). A panel presentation was recorded on October 15, 2020. Link to AAS YouTube

Gonzalez, Aston. Visualizing Equality: African American Rights and Visual Culture in the Nineteenth Century. UNC Press, 2020. (Last Fellow)

Goodman, Glenda. Cultivated by Hand: Amateur Musicians in the Early American Republic. Oxford University Press, 2020. (Peterson Fellow). A virtual book talk was recorded on June 25, 2020. Link to AAS YouTube

Gordon, Adam. Prophets, Publicists, and Parasites: Antebellum Print Culture and the Rise of the Critic. University of Massachusetts Press, 2020. (Hench Fellow). A virtual book talk was recorded on October 29, 2020.Link to AAS YouTube

Green, Nathaniel. The Man of the People: Political Dissent and the Making of the American Presidency. University Press of Kansas, 2020. (Last Fellow)

Gwartney, Debra. I Am a Stranger Here Myself. University of New Mexico Press, 2019. (Baron Fellow)

Jeffers, Honorée Fanonne. The Age of Phillis. Wesleyan University Press, 2020. (Baron Fellow). A public program was recorded on November 5, 2020. Link to AAS YouTube

Jerman, Tom. Santa Claus Worldwide: A History of St. Nicholas and Other Holiday Gift-Bringers. McFarland & Co., 2020.

Klein, Shana. The Fruits of Empire: Art, Food, and the Politics of Race in the Age of American Expansion. University of California Press, 2020. (AHPCS Fellow)

Lange, Allison. Picturing Political Power: Images in the Women's Suffrage Movement. University of Chicago Press, 2020. (AHPCS Fellow). A public program was recorded on June 4, 2020. Link to AAS YouTube

Lazo, Rodrigo. Letters from Filadelfia: Early Latino Literature and the Trans-American Elite. University of Virginia Press, 2020. (AAS Member). A virtual book talk was recorded on November 12, 2020. Link to AAS YouTube

Mandell, Daniel R. The Lost Tradition of Economic Equality in America, 1600-1870. Johns Hopkins University Press, 2020. (AAS-NEH Fellow)

Manion, Jen. Female Husbands: A Trans History, 1740-1910. Cambridge University Press, 2020. (AAS-NEH Fellow)

Martinko, Whitney. Historic Real Estate: Market Morality and the Politics of Preservation in the Early United States. University of Pennsylvania Press, 2020. (Hench Fellow)

Mills, David. After Mistic. 2020. (Hearst Fellow). A poetry reading was recorded on July 2, 2020. Link to AAS YouTube

Moore, Sean D. Slavery and the Making of Early American Libraries: British Literature, Political Thought, and the Transatlantic Book Trade, 1731-1814. Oxford University Press, 2019. (AAS-NEH Fellow)

Morgan-Owens, Jessie. Girl in Black and White: The Story of Mary Mildred Williams and the Abolition Movement.  W.W. Norton & Co, 2019. (AAS-NEH Fellow)

Murphy, Sharon Ann. “Enslaved Financing of Southern Industry: The Nesbitt Manufacturing Company of South Carolina, 1836–1850,” Enterprise & Society, 2021. (AAS-NEH fellow)

Mutschler, Ben. The Province of Affliction: Illness and the Making of Early New England. University of Chicago Press, 2020. (Peterson Fellow). A virtual public program was recorded on December 2, 2020. Link to AAS YouTube

Nesbit, TaraShea. Beheld. Bloomsbury Publishing, 2020. (Baron Fellow) A panel presentation was recorded on October 15, 2020. Link to AAS YouTube

Parkison, Aimee. Sister Séance. Kernpunkt Press, 2021. (Hearst Fellow).

Peterson, Mark.The City-State of Boston: The Rise and Fall of an Atlantic Power, 1630–1865. Princeton University Press, 2019. (Burkhardt Fellow)

Quanquin, Hélène. Men in the American Women's Rights Movement, 1830-1890: Cumbersome Allies. Routledge, 2020. (Peterson and Hericourt Fellow)

Roberts, Wendy. Awakening Verse: The Poetics of Early American Evangelicalism. Oxford University Press, 2020. (AAS-NEH Fellow)

Senchyne, Jonathan. The Intimacy of Paper in Early and Nineteenth-Century American Literature. University of Massachusetts Press, 2020. (AAS-NEH Fellow). A virtual book talk was recorded on July 30, 2020. Link to AAS YouTube

Sikoryak, R. Constitution Illustrated. Drawn and Quarterly, 2020. (Baron Fellow)

Slauter, Will. Who Owns the News? A History of Copyright. Stanford University Press, 2019. (AAS NEH Fellow). A public program was recorded on March 19, 2019. Link to AAS YouTube

Spires, Derrick R. The Practice of Citizenship: Black Politics and Print Culture in the Early United States. University of Pennsylvania Press, 2020. (Peterson Fellow) A virtual book talk was recorded on May 28, 2020. Link to AAS YouTube

Watkins, Jordan. Slavery and Sacred Texts: The Bible, the Constitution, and Historical Consciousness in Antebellum America. Cambridge University Press, 2021. (Peterson Fellow)

Zafar, Rafia. Recipes for Respect: African American Meals and Meaning. University of Georgia Press, 2019. (Peterson Fellow)

 

Recent Article Publications

Bascom, Ben. “Groping Toward Perversion: From Queer Methods to Queer States in Recent Queer Criticism,” American Literary History, Volume 32, Issue 2, Summer 2020: 396–404. (AAS-NEH Fellow)

Edelstein, Sari.* "'Now I Chant Old Age': Whitman's Geriatric Vistas." Commonplace 19.1 (Spring 2019). (Peterson Fellow)

Hazard, Sonia. “Evangelical Encounters: The American Tract Society and the Rituals of Print Distribution in Antebellum America,” Journal of the American Academy of Religion Vol. 88, No. 1 (2020): 200–234. (AAS-NEH Fellow)

Hazard, Sonia. “The American Tract Society and the Refinement of the Evangelical Book, 1825-1861,” The Papers of the Bibliographical Society of America 114, no. 2 (2020): 127-194. (AAS-NEH Fellow)

Hazard, Sonia. "How Joseph Smith Encountered Printing Plates and Founded Mormonism," Religion and American Culture 31, no. 1 (2021). (AAS-NEH Fellow)

Jerman, Tom. "How Six-Year-Old Stephen Salisbury III Rescued One of the Rarest and Most Important Christmas Documents in American History." Past is Present: The American Antiquarian Society Blog. (December 2020).

Libow, Jess. "Song of My Self-Help: Whitman's Rehabilitative Reading." Commonplace 19.1 (Spring 2019). (Morgan Fellow)

McLaughlin, Don James. "Convalescent Calamus: Paralysis and Epistolary Mobility in the Camden Correspondence with Peter Doyle." Commonplace 19.1 (Spring, 2019). (Hench Fellow)

McLaughlin, Don James and Clare Mullaney. "Whitman and Disability: An Introduction." Commonplace 19.1 (Spring, 2019). (McLaughlin: Hench Fellow)

Martini, Elspeth. “Visiting Indians, Nursing Fathers, and Anglo-American Empire in the post-War of 1812 Western Great Lakes,” William and Mary Quarterly, vol. 78, no. 3 (2021). (AAS-NEH Fellow)

Michelon, Christina. "Labor, Loss, and Recuperation in Sarah Miriam Peale's Mary Leypold Griffith (1838-1841)," American Art (2021). (AAS-NEH Fellow)

Murphy, Sharon Ann. “Enslaved Financing of Southern Industry: The Nesbitt Manufacturing Company of South Carolina, 1836–1850,” Enterprise & Society (2021). (AAS-NEH Fellow)

Rezek, Joseph. “The Racialization of Print.” American Literary History vol. 32, no.3 (2020): 417-445. (AAS-NEH Fellow)

Suazo, Matt. "Uneven Improvement," Neither the Time nor the Place: Today's Nineteenth Century, Chris Castiglia and Susan Gillman, eds., forthcoming 2022: University of Pennsylvania Press. (AAS- NEH Fellow)

Walker, Rachel. “Facing Race: Popular Science and Black Intellectual Thought in Antebellum America,” Early American Studies 19, no. 3 (Summer 2021). (AAS-NEH Fellow)

 

Recent Performances

Bielawa, Lisa, composer; Laurie Rubin, mezzo-soprano; featuring the River Oaks Chamber Orchestra. "Centuries in the Hours." Recorded live September 28th, 2019 at The Church of St. John the Divine, Houston, TX. (Bielawa: Hearst Fellow)

Bielawa, Lisa, composer; Jennifer Koh, violinist; featuring the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra. "Sanctuary." January, 2020. (Bielawa: Hearst Fellow)

 

Recent Awards and Prizes

Bancroft Prize (2019) given by Columbia University, awarded to Lisa Brooks for Our Beloved Kin: A New History of King Philip's War. (Yale University Press, 2018).

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