Omohundro Institute of Early American History & Culture

Leading Early American Scholarship Since 1943

William and Mary Quarterly

3d ser., 57, no. 3 July 2000

The Commonalities of Common Sense
Robert A. Ferguson

The Space Problem in Early United States Cities
Carole Shammas

Charles Brockden Brown and the Pleasures of
“Unsanctified Imagination,” 1787–1793

Peter Kafer

Landlessness and Tenancy in Early National
Prince George’s County, Maryland

Steve J. Sarson

Forum: Early American Literature: Looking Ahead

Philip F. Gura, Early American Literature at the New Century.599

Carla J. Mulford, The Ineluctability of the Peoples’ Stories.621

David S. Shields, Joy and Dread among the Early Americanists.635

Michael Clark, The Persistence of Literature in Early American Studies.641

Reviews of Books

“The First British Empire: From Cambridge to Oxford,” an essay-review of The Oxford History of the British Empire, Volume I : The Origins of Empire: British Overseas Enterprise to the Close of the Seventeenth Century, ed. Canny, and Voume II: The Eighteenth Century, ed. Marshall. By Bernard Bailyn647

Pope, The Many Landfalls of John Cabot. By Luca Codignola660

Brown, Juan Fermin de Aycinena: Central American Colonial Entrepreneur; 1729–1796. By J. R. McNeill662

Gough, First Across the Continent: Sir Alexander Mackenzie. By J . R. McNeill662

Games, Migratzotz and the Origins of the English Atlantic World. By Aaron Spencer Fogleman664

The Culture of English Puritanism, 1560–1700, ed. Durston and Eales. By David D. Hall669

The World of The Rural Dissenters, 1520–1725; ed. Spufford. By David D. Hall669

Round, By Nature and By Custom Cursed: Transatlantic Civil Discourse and New England Cultural Production, 1620–1660. By Michael Warner674

Oberg, Dominion and Civility: English Imperialism and Native America, 1585–1685. By Neal Salisbury677

Faery, Cartographies of Desire: Captivity, Race, and Sex in the Shaping of an American Nation. By June Namias679

Nelson, A Man of Distinction among Them: Alexander McKee and British-Indian Affairs along the Ohio Country Frontier, 1754–1799. By Stephen Aron683

Bernhard, Slaves and Slaveholders in Bermuda, 1616-1782. By Michael Jarvis685

Hodges, Root and Branch: African Americans in New York and East Jersey, 1613-1863. By Thomas J. Davis687

Diouf, Servants ofAllah:Afiican Muslims Enslaved in the Americas. By TimothyW . Marr690

Drescher, From Slavery to Freedom: Comparative Studies in the Rise and Fall of Atlantic Slavery. By Christopher L. Brown692

“1699: When Virginia Was the Wild West,” dir. Carson. By David Thelen697

Holton, Forced Founders: Indians, Debtors, Slaves, and the Making of the American Revolution in Virginia. By Gwenda Morgan703

Dalzell and Dalzell, George Washington’s Mount Vernon: At Home in Revolutionary America. By Jack McLaughlin706

Young, The Shoemaker and the Tea Party: Memory and the American Revolution. By David P. Jaffee708

Cornell, Th e Other Founders: Anti-Federalism and the Dissenting Tradition in America, 1788-1828. By Michael Lienesch711

Lynch, Negotiating the Constitution: The Earliest Debates over Original Intent. By Saul Cornell715

Jaffee, People of the Wachusett: Greater New England in History and Memory, 1630-1860. By Patricia J. Tracy716

Goodwin, The Remarkable Mrs. Ripley: The Life of Sarah Alden Bradford Ripley. By Catherine Kaplan719

Cole, Mary Moody Emerson and the Origins of Transcendentalism: A Family History. By Catherine Kaplan719

Awakening the Past: The East Hampton 350th Anniversary Lecture Series, ed. Twomey. By Dona Brown724

Boeschenstein, Historic American Towns along the Atlantic Coast. By Dona Brown724