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William and Mary Quarterly

3d ser., 41, no. 1 January 1984

Revising the Errand: New England’s Ways and the
Puritan Sense of the Past

David M. Scobey
3

The Meeting of Elite and Popular Minds at
Cambridge, New England, 1638–1645

George Selement
32

Toward a History of
Popular Religion in Early New England

David D. Hall
49

New England as Idea and Society Revisited
Darrett B. Rutman
56

Charles Brockden Brown,Edgar Huntly and the
Origins of the American Picturesque

Dennis Berthold
62

Notes and Documents
The Population of the United States, 1790: A Symposium

The European Ancestry of the
United States Population, 1790

Thomas L. Purvis
85

Why the Accepted Estimates of Ethnicity of the
American People, 1790, Are Unacceptable

Donald H. Akenson
102

Commentary: Thomas L. Purvis, Donald H. Akenson, and Forrest and
Ellen Shapiro McDonald


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Trivia
Reviews of Books

The Papers of George Washington. Colonial Series. Vol. I:1748–August 1755. Vol. II: August 1755–April 1756, ed. Abbott, Twohig, et al. By Donald H. Kent137

Marshall and Williams, The Great Map of Mankind: Perceptions of New Worlds in the Age
of Enlightenment
. By Bernard W. Sheehan140

Hambrick-Stowe, The Practice of Piety: Puritan Devotional Disciplines in Seventeenth–Century New England. By J. William T. Youngs141

The Hammond-Harwood House Atlas of Historical Maps of Maryland, 1608–1908, comp. Papenfuse and Coale. By John H. Long146

Hoffer and Hull, Murdering Mothers: Infanticide in England and New England, 1558–1803.
By Ross W. Beales, Jr.148

Biemer, Women and Property in Colonial New York: The Transition from Dutch to English Law, 1643–1727. By Robert C. Ritchie150

O’Mara, An Historical Geography of Urban System Development: Tidewater Virginia in the
18th Century
. By Carville Earle151

Moore, Louibourg Portraits: Life in an Eighteenth-Century Garrison Town. By James Axtell153

Marienstras, Les Mythes fondateurs de la nation americaine: Essai sur le discours ideologique
aux Etats-'Unis a l’epoque de l’independence (1763–1800)
. By Joyce Appleby156

Cohen, A Calculating People: The Spread of Numeracy in Early America. By Roy N. Lokken158

Bullion, A Great and Necessary Measure: George Grenville and the Genesis of the Stamp Act, 1763–1765. By Cornelius P. Forster159

Pencak, American’s Burke: The Mind of Thomas Hutchinson. By John E. Ferling161

Bogin, Abraham Clarke and the Quest for Equality in the Revolutionary Era, 1774–1794. By Philander D. Chase163

Skeen, John Armstrong, Jr., 1758–1843: A Biography. By Philander D. Chase163

Shreve, Tench Tilghman: The Life and Times of Washington’s Aide-de-camp. By Philander D.
Chase163

Letters of Thomas Attwood Digges (1742–1821), ed. Elias and Finch. By Carla H. Hay165

The Adams Papers. Series I: Diaries. Diary of John Quincy Adams. Vol. I: November 1779–March 1786. Vol. II: March 1786–December 1788, ed. Taylor and Friedlaender et al. By Robert A. Becker167

The Papers of George Washington. The Journal of the Proceedings of the President, 1793–1797,
ed. Twohig. By Linda K. Kerber169

Spater, William Cobbett: The Poor Man’s Friend. By John Clive171

Myers, Liberty without Anarchy: A History of the Society of Cincinnati. By Lawrence Delbert
Cress174

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