Omohundro Institute of Early American History & Culture

Leading Early American Scholarship Since 1943

William and Mary Quarterly

3d ser., 58, no. 4 October 2001

Fire of Liberty: Firefighters, Urban Voluntary Culture,
and the Revolution Movement

Benjamin L. Carp

“Motives of Peculiar Urgency”: Local Diplomacy in Louisiana, 1803–1821
Peter J. Kastor

Forum: Jews and Pietists in Early America

Richard J. Ross, Intoduction: Intersecting Diasporas849

Holly Snyder, A Tree with Two Different Fruits: The Jewish Encounter with German Pietists in the Eighteenth-Century Atlantic World855

A. G. Roeber, What the Law Requires Is Written on Their Hearts: Noachic and Natural Law among German-Speakers in Early Modern North America883

Forum: The Making of a Slave Conspiracy, part 1

Robert A. Gross, Editor’s Introduction913

Michael P. Johnson, Denmark Vesey and His Co-Conspirators915

Reviews of Books

Possible Pasts: Becoming Colonial in Early America, ed. St. George. By David Waldstreicher977

Caribbeana: An Anthology of English Literature of the West Indies, 1657–1777, ed Krise. By Richard Drayton981

Higman, Writing West Indian Histories. By Richard Drayton981

Rabb, Jacobean Gentleman: Sir Edwin Sandys, 1562–1629. By David Edwards983

Deetz and Deetz, The Times of Their Lives: Life, Love, and Death in Plymouth Colony. By John Demos986

Schmidt, Hearing Things: Religion, Illusion, and the American Enlightenment. By Margaret C.Jacob989

Andrews The Methodists and Revolutionary America, 1760–1800: The Shaping of an Evangelical Culture. By Donald G. Mathews993

Lyerly, Methodism and the Southern Mind, 1770–1810. By Donald G. Mathews993

“History after Virtue,” a review-essay of Pocock, Barbarism and Religion. Volume I: The Enlightenments of Edward Gibbon, 1737–1764. Volume II: Narratives of Civil Government. By Adam Potkay997

New Faces of the Fur Trade: Selected Papers of the Seventh North American Fur Trade Conference, Halifax, Nova Scotia, 1995, ed. Fiske, Sleeper-Smith, and Wicken. By Jennifer S. H. Brown1006

Plank, An Unsettled Conquest: The British Campaign against the Peoples of Acadia. By Fred Anderson1010

Nicolson, The “Infamas Govener”: Francis Bernard and the Origins of the American Revolution. By William Pencak1013

Triber, A True Republican: The Life of Paul Revere. By William Pencak1013

“Military Genius at Work: Winning the Revolutionary War in the South,” a review-essay of The Papers of General Nathanael Greene. Volume VII: 26 December 1780–29 March 1781, ed. Showman, Conrad, Parks, and Stevens. Volume VIII: 30 March–10 July 1781, ed. Conrad, Parks, King, and Showman, Volume IX: 11 July–2 December 1781, ed. Conrad, Parks, and King. Volume X: 3 December–6 April 1782, ed. Conrad, Parks, and King. Volume XI: 7 April–30 September 1782, ed. Conrad and Parks. By Paul David Nelson1017

Ward, The War for Independence and the Transformation of American Society. By Don Higginbotham1022

Conway, The British Isles and the War of American Independence. By Eliga H. Gould1025

Fox, Sweet Land of Liberty: The Ordeal of the American Revolution in Northampton County, Pennsylvania. By Terry Bouton1028

Beyond Philadelphia: The American Revolution in the Pennsylvania Hinterland, ed. Frantz and Pencak. By Terry Bouton1028

Pasley, “The Tyranny of Printers”: Newspaper Politics in the Early American Republic. By Andie Tucher1031

Adair, The Intellectual Origins of Jeffersonian Democracy: Republicanism, the Class Struggle, and the Virtuous Farmers, ed. Yellin. By Peter S. Onuf1035

“The Monticello Mystery–Case Continued,” a review-essay of The Jefferson-Hemings Myth: An American Travesty, ed. Coates; Woodson, A President in the Family: Thomas Jefferson, Sally Hemings, and Thomas Woodson; and Stanton, Free Some Day: The African American Families of Monticello. By Alexander O. Boulton1039

Kaplan, Thomas Jefferson: Westward the Course of Empire. By Peter J. Kastor1047

Burstein, America’s Jubilee: How in 1826 a Generation Remembered Fifty Years of Independence. By John McWilliams1048