Omohundro Institute of Early American History & Culture

Leading Early American Scholarship Since 1943

William and Mary Quarterly

3d ser., 61, no. 3 July 2004

A Diplomacy of Gender: Rituals of First Contact in
the “Land of the Tejas”

Juliana Barr

Forum: Purity of Blood and the Social Order

Thomas C. Holt, Of Blood and Power: An Introduction.435

Guillaume Aubert, “The Blood of France”: Race and Purity of Blood in the French Atlantic World.439

Mariá Elena Martinez, The Black Blood of New Spain: Limpieza de Sangre, Racial Violence, and Gendered Power in Early Colonial Mexico.479

The Indian’s Pedigree (1794): Indians, Folklore, and Race in Southern
New England

Daniel R. Mandell

Reviews of Books

Noll, America’s God: From Jonathan Edwards to Abraham Lincoln. By David D. Hall539

“The Captivity of a Generation,” a review essay of Berlin, Generations of Captivity: A History of African-American Slaves. By Peter A. Coclanis544

EarleThe American Way: A Geographical History of Crisis and Recovery. By Sara Stidstone Gronim556

Oberg, UNCAS: First of the Mohegans. By James D. Drake559

Sweeney, Nathaniel Taylor, New Haven Theology, and the Legacy of Jonathan Edwards. By Jonathan D. Sassi562

Meyers, Common Whores, Vertuous Women, and Loveing Wives: Free Will Christian Women in Colonial Maryland. By Marjoleine Kars565

Moit, Women and Slavery in the French Antilles, 1635–1848. By Jennifer L. Morgan568

Hamilton, The Making and Unmaking of a Revolutionary Family: The Tuckers of Virginia, 1752–1830. By Laura Croghan Kamoie571

“Celebrating the Founders,” a review essay of Bailyn, To Begin the World Anew: The Genius and Ambiguities of the American Founders; and Ferling, A Leap in the Dark: The Struggle to Create the American Republic. By Andrew Jackson O'Shaughnessy573

Collier, All Politics is Local: Family, Friends, and the Provincial Interests in the Creation of the Constitution. By Benjamin Irvin578

Dougherty, Collective Action under the Articles of Confederation; Kersh Dreams of a More Perfect Union; Lenner, The Federal Principle in American Politics, 1790–1833; McDonald, States’ Rights and the Union: Imperium in Imperio, 1776–1876. By Donald S. Lutz582

Kennedy, Mr. Jefferson’s Lost Cause: Land, Farmers, Slavery, and the Louisiana Purchase. By Leonard J. Sadosky588