Omohundro Institute of Early American History & Culture

Leading Early American Scholarship Since 1943

William and Mary Quarterly

3d ser., 55, no. 1 January 1998

Wheels, Looms, and the Gender Division of Labor
in Eighteenth-Century New England

Laurel Thatcher Ulrich

The Federalized Militia Debate:
A Neglected Aspect of Second Amendment Scholarship

Don Higginbotham

Reading the Bodies of Early American Seafarers
Simon P. Newman

John Adams’s Health Reconsidered
John Ferling and Lewis E. Braverman

Notes and Documents

“The Ablest Midwife That Wee Knowe in the Land”:
Mistress Alice Tilly and the Women of Boston and
Dorchester, 1649–1650

Mary Beth Norton

Reviews of Books

Berkhofer, Beyond the Great Story: History as Text and Discourse. By James T. Kloppenberg135

Schama, Landscape and Memory. By Margaretta M. Lovell138

Davidson, Columbus Then and Now: A Life Reexamined. By Delno C. West142

Calloway, New Worlds for All: Indians, Europeans, and the Remaking of Early America.
By Jack Weatherford143

Alves, Brutality and Benevolence: Human Ethology, Culture, and the Birth of Mexico.
By Ida Altman145

Axtell, The Indians’ New South: Cultural Change in the Colonial Southeast.
By Amy Turner Bushnell146

Gleach, Powhatan’s World and Colonial Virginia: A Conflict of Cultures.
By Gregory A. Waselkov148

Wallach, Obedient Sons: The Discourse of Youth and Generations in American Culture, 1630–1860. By Melvin Yazawa151

Wood, The Origins of American Slavery: Freedom and Bondage in the English Colonies.
By Robert L. Paquette153

Hodges, Slavery and Freedom in the Rural North: African Americans in Monmouth County,
New Jersey, 1665–1865
. By Patience Essah154

Bolster, Black Jacks: African American Seamen in the Age of Sail. By Sari Hornstein156

Grassby, The Business Community of Seventeenth-Century England. By L. A. Clarkson159

Struna, People of Prowess: Sport, Leisure, and Labor in Early Anglo-America.
By David W. Conroy161

Thorne, The Many Hands of My Relations: French and Indians on the Lower Missouri.
By Anton J. Pregaldin163

Shields, Civil Tongues and Polite Letters in British America. By William C. Spengemann165

Copeland, Colonial American Newspapers: Character and Content. By John K. Alexander167

Humphrey, The Press of the Young Republic,1783–1833. By John K. Alexander167

“A Son of Africa: The Slave Narrative of Olaudah Equiano,” dir. Riley. By Vincent Carretta170

Shalhope, Bennington and the Green Mountain Boys: The Emergence of Liberal Democracy in Vermont, 1760–1850. By Gregory H. Nobles172

Tiedemann, Reluctant Revolutionaries: New York City and the Road to Independence, 1763–1776.
By Donald F. M. Gerardi174

Fischer, A Well-Executed Failure: The Sullivan Campaign against the Iroquois, July–September 1779. By R. Eugene Harper177

Nicholls, God and Government in an “Age of Reason.” By Jack Fruchtman, Jr.179

The Papers of George Washington, Confederation Series, Volumes 1–6: January 1784–September 1788, ed. Abbot. By Arthur H. Shaffer181

The Papers of George Washington, Presidential Series, Volume 4: September 1789–January 1790,
ed. Abbot and Twohig. By Steven E. Siry184

The Papers of George Washington, Presidential Series, ed. Twohig, Volume 5: January–June 1790, ed. Twohig, Mastromarino, and Warren. Volume 6: July–November 1790, ed. Mastromarino. By Steven E. Siry184

Swift, The Making of an American Senate: Reconstitutive Change in Congress, 1787–1841.
By Peter Field186

Heyrman, Southern Cross: The Beginnings of the Bible Belt. By Anne C. Loveland188

Egerton, Gabriel’s Rebellion: The Virginia Slave Conspiracies of 1800 and 1802.
By Shane White190

Nissenbaum, The Battle for Christmas. By John L. Brooke192

Novak, The People’s Welfare: Law and Regulation in Nineteenth Century America.
By Robert J. Steinfeld194

Higginbotham, Shades of Freedom: Racial Politics and Presumptions of the American Legal Process, Volume II. By Thomas D. Morris197