Omohundro Institute of Early American History & Culture

Leading Early American Scholarship Since 1943

William and Mary Quarterly

3d ser., 71, no. 1 January 2014

The King’s Pirates?
Naval Enforcement of Imperial Authority, 1740–76

Sarah Kinkel

Freedom Suits, African American Women,
and the Genealogy of Slavery

Abstract  | Web Supplement
Loren Schweninger

Sources and Interpretations

British “Ghost” Exports, American Middlemen,
and the Trade to Spanish America, 1790–1819:
A Speculative Reconstruction

Javier Cuenca-Esteban

“Dangerous Designes”:
The 1676 Barbados Act to Prohibit
New England Indian Slave Importation

Linford D. Fisher

Reviews of Books

Cox, Gibbons v. Ogden, Law, and Society in the Early Republic; and Pearson, Remaking Custom: Law and Identity in the Early American Republic. By Charles F. Hobson125

Hall, A Reforming People: Puritanism and the Transformation of Public Life in New England; and Rivett, The Science of the Soul in Colonial New England. By Alison Searle129

Newman, A New World of Labor: The Development of Plantation Slavery in the British Atlantic. By Jenny Shaw135

Piker, The Four Deaths of Acorn Whistler: Telling Stories in Colonial America. By David J. Silverman138

Romero, Making War and Minting Christians: Masculinity, Religion, and Colonialism in Early New England. By Andrew Lipman142

Porterfield, Conceived in Doubt: Religion and Politics in the New American Nation. By Katherine Carté Engel146

Stanwood, The Empire Reformed: English America in the Age of the Glorious Revolution. By James D. Rice150

White, Wild Frenchmen and Frenchified Indians: Material Culture and Race in Colonial Louisiana. By Kate Haulman153

Weyler, Empowering Words: Outsiders and Authorship in Early America. By John Saillant156

Hayes, Slavery before Race: Europeans, Africans, and Indians at Long Island’s Sylvester Manor Plantation, 1651–1884. By Susan Kern159

Gilje, Free Trade and Sailors’ Rights in the War of 1812. By Matthew Taylor Raffety162

Brunsman, The Evil Necessity: British Naval Impressment in the Eighteenth-Century Atlantic World. By Alan Taylor166

Erben, A Harmony of the Spirits: Translation and the Language of Community in Early Pennsylvania. By Marie McDaniel169