Early American Literature

Edited by Sandra M. Gustafson, The University of Notre Dame

Frequency: Spring, Fall, and Winter

Latest Issue: Volume 52, Number 1, 2017

Size: 6" x 9", approx. 224 pages

Bibliographic Information: ISSN: 0012-8163

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Founded in 1965, Early American Literature is the journal of the Division on American Literature to 1800 of the Modern Language Association. It is the only journal that focuses on the scholarship and criticism of American literature through the early national period. It typically includes six essays, an essay review or forum, and several book reviews. For more information, visit Early American Literature‘s website.

Sandra Gustafson is professor of English and American studies at the University of Notre Dame. She is author or editor of numerous books, including Imagining Deliberative Democracy in the Early American Republic (Chicago, 2011), Eloquence is Power: Oratory and Performance in Early America (North Carolina, 2000), and Cultural Narratives: Textuality and Performance in American Culture before 1900 (Notre Dame, 2010).

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Editor

Sandra M. Gustafson, University of Notre Dame
gustafson.6@nd.edu

Coeditor for Reviews

Marion Rust, University of Kentucky
mlrust2@email.uky.edu

Advisory Editor

David S. Shields, University of South Carolina
dshields@mailbox.sc.edu

Editorial Associate

Robert Milks

Editorial Assistant

Jay David Miller

Editorial Assistant for Reviews

Abby Schroering

Editorial Board

Matt Cohen, University of Texas at Austin
Kathleen Donegan, University of California at Berkeley
Paul Downes, University of Toronto
Gene Andrew Jarrett, Boston University
Carla Mulford, Pennsylvania State University
Meredith Neuman, Clark University
Christopher Phillips, Lafayette College
Laura Stevens, University of Tulsa
Lisa B. Voigt, Ohio State University, Columbus
Edward Watts, Michigan State University
Eric Wertheimer, Arizona State University
Edward White, Tulane University

Table of Contents

Special Issue: Early American Disability Studies
Volume 52, Number 1, 2017

Guest Editors: Sari Altschuler and Cristobal Silva
Articles

Introduction: Early American Disability Studies
Sari Altschuler and Cristobal Silva

The Governor’s Two Bodies: Polity and Monstrosity in Winthrop’s Boston
Jonathan Beecher Field

“Confined unto a Low Chair”: Reading the Particulars of Disability in Cotton Mather’s Miracle Narratives
Nicholas Junkerman

“Defective in One of the Principle Parts of Virility”: Impotence, Generation, and Defining Disability in Early North America
Greta LaFleur

Lunacy and Liberation: Black Crime, Disability, and the Production and Eradication of the Early National Enemy
Andrea Stone

Revolutionary War Invalid Pensions and the Bureaucratic Language of Disability in the Early Republic
Laurel Daen

Response: How Do Early Americans with Disabilities Act?
Ellen Samuels

Review Essays

Old Stories, New Networks
Jeffrey Glover

Exceptionalism, Agency, and the Misunderstood Origins of American Culture
Edward Larkin

Book Reviews

Liberty’s Prisoners: Carceral Culture in Early America by Jen Manion
Review by Richard Bell

The Origins of American Religious Nationalism by Sam Haselby
Review by Ava Chamberlain

Planters, Merchants, and Slaves: Plantation Societies in British America, 1650-1820 by Trevor Burnard
Review by Paul G.E. Clemens

Nation and Migration: The Making of British Atlantic Literature, 1765-1835 by Juliet Shields
Review by Paul Downes

Aiming for Pensacola: Fugitive Slaves on the Atlantic and Southern Frontiers by Matthew J. Clavin
Review by Kathleen Duval

The Haitian Declaration of Independence: Creation, Context, and Legacy by Julia Gaffield
Review by Anne Eller

Slavery and the Democratic Conscience: Political Life in Jeffersonian America by Padraig Riley
Review by Elizabeth Fenton

The Citizen Poets of Boston: A Collection of Forgotten Poems, 1789-1820 ed. by Paul Lewis
Review by John Mac Kilgore

Finding Charity’s Folk: Enslaved and Free Black Women in Maryland by Jessica Millward
Review by Wilma King

The Making of Tocqueville’s America: Law and Association in the Early United States by Kevin Butterfield
Review by Jason Mazzone

Barbaric Culture and Black Critique: Black Antislavery Writers, Religion, and the Slaveholding Atlantic by Stefan M. Wheelock
Review by Jerrilyn McGregory

The Public Universal Friend: Jemima Wilkinson and Religious Enthusiasm in Revolutionary America by Paul B. Moyer
Review by Jeremy Rapport

Quakers and Abolition ed. by Brycchan Carey and Geoffrey Plank
Review by Nancy Lusignan Schultz

Conference Review

Translation and Transmission in the Early Americas: The Fourth Early Americanist “Summit”
Andrea Pauw

Editor’s Note
Notes on Contributors

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