Omohundro Institute of Early American History & Culture

Leading Early American Scholarship Since 1943

William and Mary Quarterly

3d ser., 50, no. 2 April 1993

Director’s Foreword
Ronald Hoffman

Editor’s Foreword
Michael McGiffert

A Different Kind of Independence:
The Postwar Restructuring of the Historical
Study of Early America

Joyce Appleby

A Conversation with Thad Tate
Conducted by Fredrika J. Teute

Forum: The Future of Early American History

Fred Anderson and Andrew R. L. Cayton, The Problem of Fragmentation and the
Prospects for Synthesis in Early American Social History

Kathleen M. Brown, Brave New Worlds: Women’s and Gender History311

Saul Cornell, Early American History in a Postmodern Age329

Allan Kulikoff, Households and Markets: Toward a New Synthesis of American
Agrarian History

Russell R. Menard, Whatever Happened to Early American Population History?356

Michael Meranze, Even the Dead Will Not be Safe: An Ethics of Early American

Daniel Richter, Whose Indian History?379

Jon Sensbach, Charting a Course in Early African–American History394

Darren Marcus Staloff, Intellectual History Naturalized: Materialism and the
“Thinking Class”

Daniel Vickers, Beyond Jack Tar418

Reviews of Books

Rahe, Republics Ancient and Modern: Classical Republicanism and the American Revolution.
By Ralph Ketcham425

Vaughn and Vaughn, Shakespeare’s Caliban: A Cultural History. By Jeffrey H. Richards428

Shammas, The Pre–Industrial Consumer in England and America. By Cary Carson430

Godbeer, The Devil’s Dominion: Magic and Religion in Early New England. By Christopher

Cohen, The Dutch–American Farm. By Richard D. Brown436

Garrison, Landscape and Material Life in Franklin County, Massachusetts, 1770–1860.
By Richard D. Brown436

The Correspondence of John Bartram, 1734–1777, ed. Berkeley and Berkeley. By
Thomas P. Slaughter440

Hood, The Governor’s Palace in Williamsburg: A Cultural Study. By Susan J. Montgomery443

Nelson, William Tryon and the Course of Empire: A Life in British Imperial Service.
By Jeffrey J. Crow445

Withington, Toward a More Perfect Union: Virtue and the Formation of American Republics.
By Peter Shaw447

Sheldon, The Political Philosophy of Thomas Jefferson. By Richard C. Sinopoli449

Pascal, The Political Ideas of James Wilson, 1742–1798. By Richard C. Sinopoli449

Miller, The Business of May Next: James Madison and the Founding. By Carl E. Prince452

Rakove, James Madison and the Creation of the American Public. By Carl E. Prince452

The Bill of Rights and the States: The Colonial and Revolutionary Origins of American Liberties,
ed. Conley and Kaminski. By Richard A. Brisbin, Jr.455

The United States Constitution: Roots, Rights, and Responsibilities, ed. Howard. By Richard A. Brisbin, Jr.455

Sandoz, A Government of Laws: Political Theory, Religion, and the American Founding.
By Steven Dworetz458

Flaumenhaft, The Effective Republic: Administration and Constitution in the Thought of Alexander Hamilton. By Noble E. Cunningham, Jr.460

Durey, With the Hammer of Truth: James Thompson Callender and America’s Early Heroes.
By Richard Twomey462

Massachusetts and the New Nation, ed. Wright. By George B. Kirsch464