Omohundro Institute of Early American History & Culture

Leading Early American Scholarship Since 1943

William and Mary Quarterly

3d ser., 66, no. 3 July 2009

The Problem of Authority in the
Writing of Early American History

Fred Anderson and Andrew Cayton

The Curse of God:
An Idea and Its Origins among the Indians of
New York’s Revolutionary Frontier

David J. Silverman

“The divine right of republics”:
Hebraic Republicanism and the Debate over
Kingless Government in Revolutionary America

Nathan R. Perl-Rosenthal

Sources and Interpretations

Henry Drax’s Instructions on the Management of a
Seventeenth-Century Barbadian Sugar Plantation

Peter Thompson

The Account Book of Richard Poor,
Quaker Merchant of Barbados

Abstract  | Web Supplement
S. D. Smith

Reviews of Books

Slaughter, The Beautiful Soul of John Woolman, Apostle of Abolition. By Michael Meranze629

Games, The Web of Empire: English Cosmopolitans in an Age of Expansion, 1560–1660. By Patrick Griffin632

Kelley, Learning to Stand and Speak: Women, Education, and Public Life in America’s Republic. By Bryan Waterman636

“From Backcountry to Trans-Appalachian Frontiers,” a review essay of Rohrbough, Trans-Appalachian Frontier: People, Societies, and Institutions, 1775–1850; Rohrer, Hope’s Promise: Religion and Acculturation in the Southern Backcountry; Moyer, Wild Yankees: The Struggle for Independence Along Pennsylvania’s Revolutionary Frontier; Moore, World of Toil and Strife: Community Transformation in Backcountry South Carolina, 1750–1805 and Philyaw, Virginia’s Western Visions: Political and Cultural Expansion on an Early American Frontier. By Warren R. Hofstra640

Van Zandt, Brothers among Nations: The Pursuit of Intercultural Alliances in Early America, 1580–1660. By David J. Silverman653

Piecuch, Three Peoples, One King: Loyalists, Indians, and Slaves in the Revolutionary South, 1775–1782. By William L. Ramsey658

Glover, Southern Sons: Becoming Men in the New Nation. By Thomas A. Foster660