Wigginton reveals the many different kinds of American women—including women of color, lower-status women, and dissenting or exiled women—who participated in the public dialogues that helped to constitute an American sense of national identity.
Because of their insistence on pacifism, Quakers historically have been treated as suspicious, at best, or traitors, at worst.
Gretchen J. Woertendyke unsettles and unmoors our geographic conceptions, whether arranged by nation, region, continent, or hemisphere.
If there ever was a time when American media was unbiased, it was certainly not during the Revolutionary War.
John Fea argues that the American Bible Society was an eminently American institution that sought to build a Christian nation.
Many of the essays in Dillon’s and Drexler’s book focus on incidents of “obscured interdependence,” moments when the United States’s very attempts to distance itself from Haiti reveal the presence of a deep and abiding, if disavowed, relationship between the revolutionary neighbors.
Focusing attention on the various “temporal markers” in each text, Weinstein reveals the ways the novels in her archive unsettle straightforward chronology and leave time in disarray.
Winthrop’s 1861 novel is touted in 2016 as one of the queerest texts of the nineteenth century.
Sometimes un-knowing our learned assumptions . . . “requires both the associative and the imaginative flexibilities of intellectual and speculative history, respectively.”