The Relational Turn

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.

A Nation Apart, Together

Because of their insistence on pacifism, Quakers historically have been treated as suspicious, at best, or traitors, at worst.

Conjecturing Histories

Gretchen J. Woertendyke unsettles and unmoors our geographic conceptions, whether arranged by nation, region, continent, or hemisphere.

Bibles, American Style

John Fea argues that the American Bible Society was an eminently American institution that sought to build a Christian nation.

Elizabeth Maddock Dillon and Michael J. Drexler, eds., The Haitian Revolution and the Early United States: Histories, Textualities, Geographies. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2016. 432 pp., $55.

Revolutionary Neighbors

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.

Cindy Weinstein, Time, Tense, and American Literature: When is Now? Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2015. 194 pp., $89.99.

Reading Time

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.

An Un-Founding Father

Sometimes un-knowing our learned assumptions . . . “requires both the associative and the imaginative flexibilities of intellectual and speculative history, respectively.”

Stamp Collection

New things are happening with the Stamp Act, and this volume should signal to a broad range of scholars that 1765 is a good year for deep thinking.

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