Omohundro Institute of Early American History & Culture

Leading Early American Scholarship Since 1943


William and Mary Quarterly

3d ser., 48, no. 1 January 1991

Wives for Virginia, 1621
David R. Ransome
3

Taking the Trade:
Abortion and Gender Relations
in an Eighteenth-Century New England Village

Cornelia Hughes Dayton
19

When Did New England Women Acquire Literacy?
Joel Perlmann and Dennis Shirley
50

1795: Martha Laurens Ramsay’s
“Dark Night of the Soul”

Joanna Bowen Gillespie
68

Inheritance and Independence:
Women’s Status in Early Colonial Jamaica

Trevor Burnard
93

Trivia
Reviews of Books

Butler, Awash in a Sea of Faith: Christianizing the American People. By Patricia U. Bonomi118

Silver, A New Face on the Countryside: Indians, Colonists, and Slaves in South Atlantic Forests, 1500–1800. By Joyce E. Chaplin124

McCusker, Rum and the American Revolution: The Rum Trade and the Balance of Payments
of the Thirteen Continental Colonies
. By Jacob M. Price126

Simmons, Studies in the Massachusetts Franchise, 1631–1691. By Robert J. Dinkin127

Day, A Social Study of Lawyers in Maryland, 1660–1775. By Frank A. Cassell129

Micklus, The Comic Genius of Dr. Alexander Hamilton. By Kerry A. Trask130

Franz, Paxton: A Study of Community Structure and Mobility in the Colonial Pennsylvania Backcountry. By Mary McKinney Schweitzer132

Smith, The “Lower Sort”: Philadelphia’s Laboring People, 1750–1800. By Howard B. Rock134

Taylor, Liberty Men and Great Proprietors: The Revolutionary Settlement on the Maine
Frontier, 1760–1820
. By Stephen Innes136

Matson and Onuf, A Union of Interests: Political and Economic Thought in Revolutionary
America
. By Richard Buel, Jr.140

Schmidt, Holy Fairs: Scottish Communions and American Revivals in the Early Modern Period.
By Donald G. Mathews142

Shalhope, The Roots of Democracy: American Thought and Culture, 1760–1800. By Harold
Hellenbrand144

Arnold, A Republican Revolution: Ideology and Politics in Pennsylvania, 1776–1790. By Anne
M. Ousterhout147

Syrett, The Royal Navy in American Waters, 1775–1783. By Mary B. Wickwire149

Lawson, The Imperial Challenge: Quebec and Britian in the Age of the American Revolution.
By J. M. Sosin151

Meleney, The Public Life of Aedanus Burke: Revolutionary Republicanism in Post-Revolutionary
South Carolina
. By Jerome J. Nadelhaft153