3d ser., 45, no. 1 January 1988
The “Great National Discussion”:
The Discourse of Politics in 1787
Evangelicals Triumphant: The Baptists’
Assault on the Virginia Glebes, 1786–1801
Thomas E. Buckley, S. J.
Errand to the Indies:
Puritan Colonization from Providence Island
through the Western Design
Karen Ordahl Kupperman
James Oglethorpe and the
Early Promotional Literature for Georgia
Rodney M. Baine
Alexander Hamilton’s Tontine Proposal
Robert M. Jennings, Donald F. Swanson, and Andrew P. Trout
Living in British North America
Lorena S. Walsh, Questions and Sources for Exploring the Standard of Living116
Gloria L. Main, The Standard of Living in Southern New England, 1640–1773124
Lois Green Carr and Lorena S. Walsh, The Standard of Living in the Colonial
Jackson Turner Main, Summary: The Hereafter160
Billy G. Smith, Comment163
John J. McCusker, Comment167
Meinig, The Shaping of America: A Geographical Perspective on 500 Years of History. Vol. I: Atlantic America, 1492–1800. By James Axtell173
Thompson, Sex in Middlesex: Popular Mores in a Massachusetts County, 1649–1699. By
Richard P. Gildrie175
Toulouse, The Art of Prophesying: New England Sermons and the Shaping of Belief. By E.
Bonomi, Under the Cope of Heaven: Religion, Society, and Politics in Colonial America. By
Philip F. Gura179
Power and Status: Officeholding in Colonial America, ed. Daniels. By James Kirby Martin182
Batinski, The New Jersey Assembly, 1738–1775: The Making of a Legislative Community. By Robert J. Dinkin184
Giraud, The Métis in the Canadian West. By Nancy J. Christie186
Ditz, Property and Kinship: Inheritance in Early Connecticut, 1750–1820. By Cornelia
Die Korrespondenz Heinrich Melchior Mühlenbergs: Aus der Anfangszeit des Deutschen
Luthertums in Nordamerika. Band I: 1740–1752. Band 2: 1753–1762, ed. Aland. By A. G.
Doerflinger, A Vigorous Spirit of Enterprise: Merchants and Economic Development in Revolutionary Philadelphia. By Marc Egnal193
Naval Documents of the American Revolution. Vols. 3–4, ed. Clark. Vols. 5–9, ed. Morgan.
By David Syrett196
Searcy, The Georgia–Florida Contest in the American Revolution, 1776–1778. By Clyde R.
Dewey, Thomas Jefferson, Lawyer. By Adele Hast200
The Papers of John Marshall. Vol. 3: Correspondence and Papers, January 1796–December 1798, ed. Stinchcombe, Cullen and Tobias. Vol. 4: Correspondence and Papers, January 1799–October 1800, ed. Hobson, Teute, Hoemann, and Hillinger. By James H.
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