Omohundro Institute of Early American History & Culture

Leading Early American Scholarship Since 1943


William and Mary Quarterly

3d ser., 60, no. 1 January 2003

Editor’s Introduction
Christopher Grasso
3

Clio in Search of Eros: Redefining Sexualities in Early America
Sharon Block and Kathleen M. Brown
5

Changing Conceptions of Sexuality and Romance in Eighteenth-
Century America

Ruth H. Bloch
13

Hairy Women and Naked Truths: Gender and the Politics of
Knowledge in Aristotle’s Masterpiece

Mary E. Fissell
43

Colonial Intimacies: Legislating Sex in French Louisiana
Jennifer M. Spear
75

What’s Wrong with Charlotte Temple?
Marion Rust
99

Mapping an Atlantic Sexual Culture:
Homoeroticism in Eighteenth-Century Philadelphia

Clare A. Lyons
119

Notes and Documents

“I indulged my desire too freely”: Sexuality, Spirituality, and the
Sin of Self-Pollution in the Diary of Joseph Moody, 1720–1724

Brian D. Carroll
155

Antimasonic Satire, Sodomy, and Eighteenth-Century Masculinity
in the Boston Evening Post

Thomas A. Foster
171

Forum: Reconsidering Early American Sexuality

Bruce Burgett, In the Name of Sex185

Stephen Shapiro, Sexuality: An Early American Mystery189

Michael L Wilson, Thoughts on the History of Sexuality193

Kirsten Fischer and Jennifer Morgan, Sex, Race, and the Colonial Project197

Anne G. Myles, Queering the Story of Early American Sexuality199

Susan Juster, Eros and Desire in Early Modern Spirituality.203

Reviews of Books

“The Americas in Writing,” a review-essay of Castillo, ed., The Literatures of Colonial America: An Anthology; and Schweitzer, The Literatures of Colonial America: An Anthology; and Mulford, Vietto, and Winans, eds., Early American Writings. By Sandra M. Gustafson207

Rubertone, Grave Undertakings: An Archaeology of Roger Williams and the Narragansett Indians. By Donald W. Linebaugh213

Thompson, Divided We Stand : Watertown, Massachusetts, 1630–1680. By Virginia DeJohn Anderson216

Burnard, Creole Gentlemen: The Maryland Elite, 1691–1776. By Kevin P. Kelly219

Havard, The Great Peace of Montreal of 1701: French-Native Diplomacy in the Seventeenth Century. By José António Brandão222

“Ordinary People,” a review-essay of Cleary, Elizabeth Murray: A Woman’s Pursuit of Independence in Eighteenth-Century America; Sturtz, Within Her Power: Propertied Women in Colonial Virginia; and Anzilotti, In the Affairs of the World: Women, Patriachy, and Power in Colonial South Carolina. By Terri L. Snyder225

Oliphant, Peace and War on the Anglo-Cherokee Frontier, 1756–63. By Joseph Hall229

Fischer, Suspect Relations: Sex, Race, and Resistance in Colonial North Carolina. By Richard Godbeer231

Brown, The Consent of the Governed: The Lockean Legacy in Early American Culture. By Holly Brewer235

Alexander, Samuel Adams: America’s Revolutionary Politician. By Patricia Cleary238

Stockley, Britain and France at the Birth of America: The European Powers and the Peace Negotiations of 1782–1783. By Lawrence Kaplan241

Hall, Land and Allegiance in Revolutionary Georgia. By Jeffrey Young243

Wood, Gender, Race, and Rank in a Revolutionary Age: The Georgia Lowcountry, 1750–1820. By Katherine Brown246

Krawczynski William Henry Drayton: South Carolina Revolutionary Patriot. By Rebecca Starr248

“Ready, Aim, Commemorate,” a review-essay of Purcell, Sealed With Blood : War, Sacrifice, and Memory in Revolutionary America; and Resch, Suffering Soldiers: Revolutionary War Veterans, Moral Sentiment, and Political Culture in the Early Republic. By Andrew Burstein251

Nash, First City : Philadelphia and the Forging of Historical Memory. By William M., Jr. Fowler254

“Straussians,” a review-essay of Rosen, American Compact: James Madison and the Problem of Founding; Walling, Republican Empire : Alexander Hamilton on War and Free Government; and Read, Power versus Liberty : Madison, Hamilton, Wilson, and Jefferson. By Kevin Gutzman258

Read, Power versus Liberty : Madison, Hamilton, Wilson, and Jefferson. By C. Bradley Thompson263

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