Omohundro Institute of Early American History & Culture

Leading Early American Scholarship Since 1943


15th Annual Conference

June 11–14, 2009 • University of Utah, Salt Lake City

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Saturday, June 13, 2009

9:00 a.m.
Conference registration opens • Foyer, Commander’s House, 1965 De Trobriand Street
Book exhibits open • North and South Parlors, Commander’s House.
Coffee • Sun Room, Commander’s House.
9:30–11:30
Session 8 • Pathways of Power in the Eighteenth-Century Backcountry
South Room, Officers’ Club

Chair: Peter Silver, Rutgers University

Iberians, Amerindians, and Americans: Cultural, Diplomatic, and Economic Exchanges across the Trans-Appalachian Backcountry, 1784–1791
Kevin Barksdale, Marshall University

Many Roads Traveled: Contested Spaces of Transport in Early Pennsylvania
Jeffrey Kaja, University of Michigan

Slave, Not Wife: Sex, Servitude, and Family in Colonial Michilimackinac
Justin Carroll, Michigan State University

Comment: Wayne Bodle, Indiana University of Pennsylvania


Session 9 • The Holy Roman Empire’s Many Faces in the Americas
North Room, Officers’ Club

Chair: Marianne S. Wokeck, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis

The Territory of Peace: Translation and Cooperation in the Quaker-Schwenkfelder Response to Pennsylvania’s Indian Policies
Patrick Erben, University of West Georgia

At the Edge of Empires: Transatlantic Lessons from the Borderlands
Elizabeth Pardoe, Northwestern University

Spain, Germany, and Empire: Theory and Practice in North America, 1680–1740
William O’Reilly, University of Cambridge

Comment: T. H. Breen, Northwestern University


Session 10 • Poor Europeans in the Early Caribbean: British and French Perspectives
East Room, Officers’ Club

Chair: Alison Games, Georgetown University

Poor Whites in Eighteenth-Century Jamaica
Trevor Burnard, University of Warwick

Mustering the Foot Soldiers of Imperialism: Poor Whites in Saint Domingue, 1698–1755
Rob Taber, University of Florida

“Being none of any account”: Religion and Economic Status in Seventeenth-Century Barbados
Shona Johnston, Georgetown University

Comment: Carla Pestana, Miami University, Ohio

11:30 a.m.–1:00 p.m.
Lunch • Food can be purchased at the Chase N. Peterson Heritage Center (151 Connor Street) from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. If you wish to dine off-campus, there are several restaurants on the TRAX line where you can eat and get back in time for the afternoon sessions. These establishments are listed on the Restaurant Guide included in your conference packet.
1:00–3:00
Session 11 • The Fraying of Empire: Natives, Africans, and Imperial Power on the Margins of New Spain
South Room

Chair: Juliana Barr, University of Florida

Sowing Chaos: Spanish and British Dreams of Liberation in the Greater Caribbean
Peter Silver, Rutgers University

More than Kin and Less than Kind: Indians and Europeans in the Sixteenth-Century American Southeast
Jonathan DeCoster, Brandeis University

A Troublesome, Vital Place: Colonial Panama as Core and Periphery
Ignacio Gallup-Díaz, Bryn Mawr College

Comment: Alan Gallay, Ohio State University


Session 12 • Transatlantic Religion: Reform and Revolution
North Room

Chair: Emily Clark, Tulane University

The SPG and the Protestant International during the American Revolution
Katherine Engel, Texas A&M University

The Still, Small Voice: How the Quakers Used Reform to Promote a Revolution
Sarah Crabtree, University of California, Los Angeles

“Lord, the Oppressed Shall Go Free”: African American Methodists and Antislavery in England and America, 1770–1815
Anna Lawrence, Florida Atlantic University

Comment: Cynthia Lyerly, Boston College


Session 13 • Testing the Boundaries: Youth and Authority in Early America
East Room

Chair: Rebecca de Schweinitz, Brigham Young University

Boy Soldiers: Citizenship and Patriarchy in the American Revolution
Caroline Cox, University of the Pacific

“To venture a little further”: Freedom, Danger, and Young Female Pedestrians in the Eighteenth-Century City
Katherine Gray, Johns Hopkins University

Working Children and Their Parents: Rural New England, 1720–1840
Gloria Main, University of Colorado

Comment: Rebecca de Schweinitz

3:00–3:30
Refreshment break • Sun Room, Commander’s House
3:30–5:30
Session 14 • Plenary Session • Placing the Trans-Mississippi West in Early American History
Room 109, Carolyn Tanner Irish Humanities Building, 215 South Central Campus Drive (TRAX Stop: U. South Campus)

Chair/Moderator: David Rich Lewis, Utah State University/Western Historical Quarterly

Edward Countryman, Southern Methodist University
Pekka Hämäläinen, University of California, Santa Barbara
Paul W. Mapp, College of William and Mary
Gwenn A. Miller, College of the Holy Cross
Claudio Saunt, University of Georgia

6:15–7:45
Reception • City Library, 210 East 400 South. Hosted by the American West Center, University of Utah; the Charles Redd Center for Western Studies, Brigham Young University; the Tanner Humanities Center, University of Utah; and L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Brigham Young University. Drive or take TRAX (University Line) from the Fort Douglas stop to the Library stop (about a ten-minute ride).