Omohundro Institute of Early American History & Culture

Leading Early American Scholarship Since 1943

William and Mary Quarterly

3d ser., 46, no. 4 October 1989

Breaking into the Backcountry:
New Approaches to the Early American Frontier

Gregory H. Nobles

Crafting a Usable Past:
Consensus, Ideology, and Historians of the
American Revolution

Colin Gordon

Seeking the Divine Favor:
Conversion and Church Admission in
Eastern Connecticut, 1711–1832

Stephen R. Grossbart

The New Divinity and the American Revolution
Mark Valeri

Notes and Documents

The Confederation’s Regulars:
A Social Profile of Enlisted Service in
America’s First Standing Army

William B. Skelton

Samuel Stone’s “Discourse” against
Requiring Church Relations

Baird Tipson

Reviews of Books

Work and Labor in Early America, ed. Innes. By Charles G. Steffen801

The Correspondence of Roger Williams. Vol. I: 1629–1653. Vol II: 1654–1682, ed. LaFantasie
et al. By George Selement804

Shomette and Haslach, Raid on America: The Dutch Naval Campaign of 1672–1674. By Sari

Kornwolf, “So Good A Design:” The Colonial Campus of the College of William and Mary:
Its History, Background, and Legacy
. By Travis C. McDonald, Jr.808

Lee, The Philosophical Theology of Jonathan Edwards. By Clyde A. Holbrook810

Creel,“A Peculiar People”: Slave Religion and Community-Culture among the Gullahs. By
Philip D. Morgan812

British Capitalism and Caribbean Slavery: The Legacy of Eric Williams, ed. Solow and
Engerman. By James Walvin814

Seavey, Becoming Benjamin Franklin: The Autobiography and the Life. By Mitchell Breitwieser816

Egnal, A Mighty Empire: The Origins of the American Revolution. By Edward Countryman819

Higginbotham, War and Society in Revolutionary America: The Wider Dimensions of Conflict.
By Richard K. Showman821

Tracy, Navies, Deterrence, and American Independence: Britain and Seapower in the 1760s
and 1770s
. By Julian Gwyn823

Ayer, Thomas Paine. By David A. Wilson826

Levy, Original Intent and the Framer’s Constitution. By H. Jefferson Powell828

Jillson, Constitution Making: Conflict and Consensus in the Federal Convention of 1787. By
H. James Henderson830

Maine in the Early Republic: From Revolution to Statehood, ed. Clark, Leamon, and Bowden.
By Gordon E. Kershaw832