Omohundro Institute of Early American History & Culture

Leading Early American Scholarship Since 1943


William and Mary Quarterly

Third Series, Volume LXVI
January 2009

Editor’s Note

In the October 2008 issue, we inadvertently failed to identify Michael Meranze’s “Culture and Governance: Reflections on the Cultural History of Eighteenth-Century British America” as the convener’s essay for the second William and Mary Quarterly and USC-Huntington Early Modern Studies Institute Workshop. This workshop series is designed to identify and encourage new and ongoing trends in our understanding of the history and culture of early North America. It is sponsored by the USC-Huntington Early Modern Studies Institute (with financial support from the Salvatori Forum at USC) and the Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture and is hosted by the Huntington Library (San Marino, California). The workshops are intended to foster intellectual exchange among scholars working on thematically related topics that may be chronologically, geographically, or methodologically diverse. The participants are primarily mature scholars working on second or subsequent book projects; they share their work in progress with the group with the aim of deepening and enriching their perspectives, their approaches, and ultimately the final products of their research. The convener of each workshop crafts an essay on emerging work, informed by the workshop papers and discussion, for publication in the William and Mary Quarterly. The topic for the 2007 workshop was “The Cultural History of Eighteenth-Century America.”