Recent Scholarship Based on Research at AAS

The following list includes publications or awards based on research in the Society's collections that have come to our attention recently.
Publications and Other Works Based on Research at AAS Since 2000

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Revolutionary Networks by Joseph Adelman (2020)
The Suicide's Son by James Arthur (2019)
Stolen by Richard Bell (2020)
Patriotism By Proxy by Colleen Boggs (2020)
Our Beloved Kin by Lisa Brooks (2019)
Everybody’s Doin’ It by Dale Cockrell (2019)
Relative Races by Brigitte Fielder (2020)
American Freethinker by Kirsten Fischer (2021)
Island of the Innocent by Diane Glancy (2020)
Cultivated by Hand by Glenda Goodman (2020)
Prophets, Publicists, and Parasites by Adam Gordon (2020)
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)
Picturing Political Power by Allison Lange (2020)
The Fruits of Empire by Shana Klein (2020)
Letters from Filadelfia by Rodrigo Lazo (2020)
The Lost Tradition of Economic Equality in America by Daniel Mandell (2020)
Female Husbands: A Trans History, 1740-1910 by Jen Manion (2020)
After Mistic by David Mills (2020)
Slavery and the Making of Early American Libraries by Sean Moore (2019)
Girl in Black and White by Jessie Morgan-Owens (2019)
Beheld by TaraShea Nesbit.(2020)
The City-State of Boston by Mark Peterson (2019)
Men in the American Women's Rights Movement by Hélène Quanquin (2020)
The Intimacy of Paper in Early and Nineteenth-Century American Literature by Jonathan Senchyne (2020)
Constitution Illustrated by R. Sikoryak (2020)
Who Owns the News? A History of Copyright by Will Slauter (2019)
The Practice of Citizenship by Derrick Spires (2020)


Recent Book Publications

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)

Bell, Richard. Stolen: Five Free Boys Kidnapped into Slavery and Their Astonishing Odyssey Home. Simon & Schuster, 2020. (Peterson 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)

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)

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

Glancy, Diane. Island of the Innocent. Turtle Point Press, 2020. (Baron Fellow)

Goodman, Glenda. Cultivated by Hand: Amateur Musicians in the Early American Republic. Oxford University Press, 2020. (Peterson Fellow)

Gordon, Adam. Prophets, Publicists, and Parasites: Antebellum Print Culture and the Rise of the Critic. University of Massachusetts Press, 2020. (Hench Fellow)

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)

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)

Lazo, Rodrigo. Letters from Filadelfia: Early Latino Literature and the Trans-American Elite. University of Virginia Press, 2020. (AAS Member)

Mills, David. After Mistic. 2020. (Hearst Fellow)

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)

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)

Nesbit, TaraShea. Beheld. Bloomsbury Publishing, 2020. (Baron 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)

Senchyne, Jonathan. The Intimacy of Paper in Early and Nineteenth-Century American Literature. University of Massachusetts Press, 2020. (AAS-NEH Fellow)

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)

Spires, Derrick R. The Practice of Citizenship: Black Politics and Print Culture in the Early United States. University of Pennsylvania Press, 2020. (Peterson Fellow)


Recent Article Publications

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

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)

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

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