Omohundro Institute of Early American History & Culture

Leading Early American Scholarship Since 1943

William and Mary Quarterly

3d ser., 54, no. 3 July 1997

The Female Opossum and the Nature of the New World
Susan Scott Parrish

Representing the “True” St. Croix: Knowledge and Power
in the Partition of the Northeast

David Demeritt

Mapping an Empire: Cartographic and Colonial Rivalry in
Seventeenth-Century Dutch and English North America

Benjamin Schmidt

Notes and Documents

Early American History and the National History Standards
Gary B. Nash

For “A Positive Profit”: The Federal Investment in the
First Bank of the United States, 1792–1802

Carl Lane

Reviews of Books

Brown, Good Wives, Nasty Wenches, and Anxious Patriarchs: Gender, Race, and Power in Colonial Virginia. By Lois Green Carr613

The Cambridge Economic History of the United States, Volume 1: The Colonial Era, ed.
Engerman and Gallman. By Marc Egnal615

Hall, Things of Darkness: Economies of Race and Gender in Early Modern England.
By Karen Robertson618

Rural Images: Estate Maps in the Old and New Worlds, ed. Buisseret By Michael Reed620

Levy, Blasphemy: Verbal Offense against the Sacred, from Moses to Salman Rushdie.
By Whitman H. Ridgway621

Stinchcombe, Sugar Island Slavery in the Age of Enlightenment: The Political Economy of the Caribbean World. By Heather Cateau624

Davis, Women on the Margins: Three Seventeenth-Century Lives. By Patricia Seed626

Owen and Tolley, Courts of Admiralty in Colonial America: The Maryland Experience,
. By Herbert A. Johnson627

Cave, The Pequot War. By Robert S. Grumet629

Williams, Slavery and Freedom in Delaware, 1639–1865. By Jean R. Soderlund630

Brown, The Strength of a People: The Idea of an Informed Citizenry in America, 1650–1870.
By Ronald J. Zboray632

Pincus, Protestantism and Patriotism: Ideologies and the Making of English Foreign Policy, 1650–1668. By David William Voorhees634

Jones, The Anglo-Dutch Wars of the Seventeenth Century. By Bernard Capp636

Arneil, John Locke and America: The Defence of English Colonialism. By John W. Yolton638

Wacker and Clemens, Land Use in Early New Jersey: A Historical Geography.
By Matti E. Kaups640

Hoffer, The Devil’s Disciples: Makers of the Salem Witchcraft Trials.
Breslaw, Tituba, Reluctant Witch of Salem: Devilish Indians and Puritan Fantasies.
By Kenneth P. Minkema642

Common People and Their Material World: Free Men and Women in the Chesapeake, 1700–1830, ed. Harvey and Brown. By Gary Kulik645

Fogleman, Hopeful Journeys: German Immigration, Settlement, and Political Culture in Colonial America, 1717–1775. By Mark Häberlein647

Batinski, Jonathan Belcher, Colonial Governor. By Jere Daniell649

American Artisans: Crafting Social Identity, 1750–1850, ed. Rock, Gilje, and Asher.
By Walter Licht650

Weddle, Changing Tides: Twilight and Dawn in the Spanish Sea, 1763–1803. By Colin M. MacLachlan653

Din and Harkins, The New Orleans Cabildo: Colonial Louisiana’s First City Government, 1769–1803. By Light Townsend Cummins655

The Transforming Hand of Revolution: Reconsidering the American Revolution as a Social Movement, ed. Hoffman and Albert. By W. Jeffrey Bolster656

Zagarri, A Woman’s Dilemma: Mercy Otis Warren and the American Revolution.
Richards, Mercy Otis Warren. By Jacqueline S. Reinier659

Morgan, The Devious Dr. Franklin, Colonial Agent: Benjamin Franklin’s Years in London.
By Colin Bonwick662

Banning, Jefferson and Madison: Three Conversations from the Founding.
Banning, The Sacred Fire of Liberty: James Madison and the Founding of the Federal Republic.
By Richard K. Matthews663

“Thomas Jefferson,” producer Burns. By Ralph Ketcham667

Sloan, Principle and Interest: Thomas Jefferson and the Problem of Debt. By Cathy Matson669

The Papers of Robert Morris, 1781–1784, Volume 6: July 22–October 31, 1782, ed. Catanzariti, Ferguson, Nuxoll, Dearmont, Leventhal, Gallagher, Scherr, and Ver Steeg. Volume 7: November 1, 1782–May 4, 1783, ed. Catanzariti, Nuxoll, Gallagher, Mullen, Dearmont, and Ver Steeg. Volume 8: May 5–December 31, 1783, ed. Nuxoll, Gallagher, Dearmont, Mullen, Mattern, Ver Steeg, and Ferguson. By Paul H. Smith671

Gilje, Rioting in America. By Peter Way675

Looby, Voicing America: Language, Literary Form, and the Origins of the United States.
By Larzer Ziff677

Kramer, Lafayette in Two Worlds: Public Cultures and Personal Identities in an Age of Revolutions. By Patrice Higonnet679