Omohundro Institute of Early American History & Culture

Leading Early American Scholarship Since 1943

William and Mary Quarterly

3d ser., 39, no. 3 July 1982

Conspiracy and the Paranoid Style:
Causality and Deceit in the Eighteenth Century

Gordon S. Wood

A Perspective on Demographic
Methods and Effects in Social History

Daniel Scott Smith

“The Contagion of Corrupt Opinions” in
Puritan Massachusetts: The Case of William Pynchon

Philip F. Gura

Notes and Documents

A Portrait of the Artist in Eighteenth–Century
America: Charles Brockden Brown’s Memoirs of Stephen Calvert

Maurice J. Bennett

Doctoral Dissertations
Reviews of Books

Johnson, Adjustment to Empire: The New England Colonies, 1675–1715. By Francis J. Bremer523

Sosin, English America and the Restoration Monarchy of Charles II: Transatlantic Politics, Commerce, and Kinship. By Alison Olson525

Price, Capital and Credit in British Overseas Trade: The View from the Chesapeake, 1700–1776.
By P. G. M. Dickson527

The British Atlantic Empire Before the American Revolution, ed. Marshall and Williams.
By Philip S. Haffenden529

Axtell, The European and the Indian: Essays in the Ethnohistory of Colonial North America.
By Anthony F. C. Wallace532

Breen, Puritans and Adventurers: Change and Persistence in Early America. By John
E. Crowley534

Bridenbaugh, Early Americans. By Emory G. Evans536

Pencak, War, Politics, & Revolution in Provincial Massachusetts. By George Athan Billias538

Lowance, The Language of Canaan: Metaphor and Symbol in New England from the Puritans
to the Transcendentalists
. By David Levin540

Hoffman, Brotherly Love. By Donald E. Stanford542

Worrall, Quakers in the Colonial Northeast. By Melvin B. Endy, Jr.545

Ferling, A Wilderness of Miseries: War and Warriors in Early America. By Ira D. Gruber546

Shaw, American Patriots and the Rituals of Revolution. By Charles Royster548

Austin, Matthew Lyon: “New Man” of the Democratic Revolution, 1749–1822. By Jere Daniell551

Crosskey and Jeffrey, Politics and the Constitution in the History of the United States. Vol. III:
The Political Background of the Federal Convention. By Steven R. Boyd552

Pethick, First Approaches to the Northwest Coast. By Cole Harris554

Gough, Distant Dominion: Britain and the Northwest Coast of North America, 1579–1809. By
Cole Harris554

Captain James Cook and His Times, ed. Fisher and Johnston. By Cole Harris554

Maier, The Old Revolutionaries: Political Lives in the Age of Samuel Adams. By David L.