Omohundro Institute of Early American History & Culture

Leading Early American Scholarship Since 1943

3rd Annual Conference

June 6–8, 1997 • Salem College, Winston-Salem, North Carolina


Sunday, June 8, 1997

8:30–10:30 a.m. Session 20
Drama Workshop
Moravians and Missionaries: Cultural Adaptation among Native Americans

Chair: Craig Atwood, Salem College

Negotiating Religion in the Indian/Moravian Mission Villages of New York and Pennsylvania
Rachel M. Wheeler, Yale University

Families and Child-Rearing in Moravian Indian Missions
Amy Schutt, Colgate University

The Cherokee-Moravian Story: Early Nineteentb-Century Springplace Mission Diaries.
Rowena McClinton, University of Kentucky

Comment: Daniel Thorp, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

  Session 21
Choral Rehearsal Room
Networks and Neighbors in Virginia

Chair: Reginald Butler, University of Virginia

“All Things Necessary for Humane Subsistence”: Opportunities in Seventeenth-Century Virginia
Douglas Michael Bradburn, University of Chicago

Neighborhood Credit: The Social and Cultural Implications of Mobility in Virginia, c. 1740–1830
James Baird, Johns Hopkins University

The Impact of the Death of Governor Francis Fauquier on His Slaves and Their Neighborhood
Julie Richter, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation

Comment: Christine Daniels, Michigan State University

  Session 22
Shirley Recital Hall
Republican Women Reconsidered

Chair: Rosemarie Zagarri, George Mason University

“The Greatest Blessing of the Day”: Women’s Civic Participation, Gendered National Identity, and Commemorations of the Revolutionary War in the Early Republic
Sarah J. Purcell, Brown University

“Scepters of Controul”: Gentry Women, Housework, and the Rise of the Managerial Wife in Post-Revolutionary Philadelphia
Debra M. O’Neal, Wingate University

“Custom is a Despot”: Judith Sargent Murray’s Construction of Gender Identity
Sheila Skemp, University of Mississippi

Comment: Rosemarie Zagarri

10:30–11:00 Coffee Break: Lobby, Fine Arts Center
11:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m. Session 23
Drama Workshop
Black Moravians in the Afro-Atlantic World

Chair: David Barry Gaspar, Duke University

“A Genuine Black Offering to Jesus”: Black Moravians and the Genesis of a Transatlantic Afro-Protestant Movement
Jon F. Sensbach, University of Southern Mississippi

Nazareth, West Indies: The Culture History of a Moravian Land Settlement in Jamaica, 1754–1838
John Pulis, Adelphi University

Comment: David Barry Gaspar


Session 24
Shirley Recital Hall
Inconspicuous Consumption

Chair: Jack P. Greene, Johns Hopkins University

Complex Commodities: The Enslaved as Petty Entrepreneurs and Consumers
Ann Smart Martin, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation

Gentility and Republicanism: Women as Consumers in Massachusetts, 1780–1820
Stacy Helmbrecht-Wilson, Boston University

Comment: T. H. Breen, Northwestern University

1:00–7:00 Special Event
Tour of Regulator Sites in the Piedmont
Guide: Marjoleine Kars, University of Maryland, Baltimore County

Dr. Kars will lead a tour of Regulator sites in the region, including the Alamance Battlefield (May 1771) and the spot in Hillsborough where leaders of the North Carolina Regulation were hanged by Governor Tryon.  The trip will conclude with dinner at the Colonial Inn in Hillsborough.