Omohundro Institute of Early American History & Culture

Leading Early American Scholarship Since 1943

William and Mary Quarterly

3d ser., 59, no. 1 January 2002

Rural Capitalism in Iron Country: Staffing a Forest Factory, 1808–1815
Thomas M. Doerflinger

The Declaration of Independence and International Law
David Armitage

From Fellow-Nationals to Foreigners:
British Perceptions of the Americans circa 1739-1783

Stephen Conway

Notes and Documents

Sympathizing with Sedition? George Washington, the British Press,
and British Attitudes during the American War of Independence

Troy O. Bickham

Richard C. Simmons, Colonial Patronage:
Two Letters from William Franklin to the Earl of Bute, 1762

Robert A. Gross, Forum: The Making of a Slave Conspiracy, part 2135

Edward Pearson, Trials and Errors: Denmark Vesey and His Historians137

Douglas Egerton, Forgetting Denmark Vesey, Or, Oliver Stone Meets Richard Wade143

David Robertson, Inconsistent Contextualism: The Hermeneutics of Michael Johnson153

Philip Morgan, Conspiracy Scares159

Thomas J. Davis, Conspiracy and Credibillity: Look Who’s Talking, About What-Law Talk and Loose Talk167

Winthrop D. Jordan, The Charleston Hurricane of 1822; Or, the Law’s Rampage175

James Sidbury, Plausible Stories and Varnished Truths179

Robert L. Paquette, Jacobins of the Lowcountry: The Vesey Plot on Trial185

Michael P. Johnson, Reading Evidence193

Jack N. Rakove, Words, Deeds, and Guns: Arming America and the Second Amendment203

Forum: Historians and Guns.

Gloria L. Main, Many Things Forgotten: The Use of Probate Records in Arming America211

Ira D Gruber, Of Arms and Men: Arming America and Military History217

Randolph A. Roth, Guns, Gun Culture, and Homicide: The Relationship between Firearms, the Users of Firearms, and Interpersonal Violence223

Michael A. Bellesiles, Exploring America’s Gun Culture241

Reviews of Books

Ulrich, The Age of Homespun: Objects and Stories in the Creation of an American Myth. By Margaretta M. Lovell269

A Centre of Wonders: The Body in Early America, ed. Lindman and Tarter. By Sharon Block273

Nemerov, The Body of Raphaelle Peale: Still Life and Selfhood, 1812–1824. By Jochen Wierich277

The Language Encounter in the Americas, 1492–1800: A Collection of Essays, ed. Gray and Fiering. By Laura J. Murray281

Plane, Colonial Intimacies: Indian Marriage in Early New England. By Melanie Perreault284

Herndon, Unwelcome Americans: Living on the Margin in Early New England. By Sheila A. Culbert289

The Commonplace Book of William Byrd II of Westover, ed. Berland, Gilliam, and Lockridge. By Rhys Isaac292

Glover, All Our Relations: Blood Ties and Emotional Bonds among the Early South Carolina Gentry. By Darcy R. Fryer296

Lounsbury, From Statehouse to Courthouse: An Architectural History of South Carolina’s Colonial Capitol and Charleston County Courthouse. By Martha J. McNamara299

Lockley, Lines in the Sand: Race and Class in Lowcountry Georgia, 1750–1860. By Robert Olwell302

“The Apotheosis of John Adams,” a review–essay of Thompson, John Adams and the Spirit of Liberty; Ferling, Setting the World Ablaze: Washington, Adams, Jefferson, and the American Revolution; and McCullough, John Adams. By Richard D. Brown305

John Adams and the Founding of the Republic, ed. Ryerson. By Richard A. Samuelson315

“James Madison’s Political and Constitutional Thought Reconsidered,” a review–essay of Sheldon, The Political Philosophy of James Madison; The Papers of James Madison, Secretary of State Series, vols. 4–5, October 1802–October 1803, ed. Stagg et al.; and The Papers of James Madison, Presidential Series, vols. 2–4, October 1809–July 1812, ed. Stagg et al. By Stuart Leibiger319

“Whose Revolution Was It, Anyway?” a review–essay of Raphael, A People’s History of the American Revolution: How Common People Shaped the Fight for Independence, and Lussier, Last Refuge of Scoundrels: A Revolutionary Novel. By Gary J. Kornblith326