Omohundro Institute of Early American History & Culture

Leading Early American Scholarship Since 1943

William and Mary Quarterly

3d ser., 73, no. 1 January 2016

Narrating the Age of Revolution
Sarah Knott

The Natural History of Colonial Science:
Joseph-François Lafitau’s Discovery of
Ginseng and Its Afterlives

Christopher M. Parsons

Staging the Cherokee Othello:
An Imperial Economy of Indian Watching

Miles P. Grier

From Field to Plate:
The Colonial Livestock Trade and
the Development of an American Economic Culture

Emma Hart

Reviews of Books

“Contagious Connections: Recent Approaches to the History of Medicine in Early America,” a review essay of Abrams, Revolutionary Medicine: The Founding Fathers and Mothers in Sickness and in Health; Breslaw, Lotions, Potions, Pills, and Magic: Health Care in Early America; Finger, The Contagious City: The Politics of Public Health in Early Philadelphia; Kelton, Cherokee Medicine, Colonial Germs: An Indigenous Nation’s Fight against Smallpox, 1518–1824; Smith, Ship of Death: A Voyage That Changed the Atlantic World; and Wisecup, Medical Encounters: Knowledge and Identity in Early American Literatures. By R. A. Kashanipour141

“Plumes, Quadroons, and Company Men: Colonial Louisiana and the Atlantic World,” a review essay of Clark, The Strange History of the American Quadroon: Free Women of Color in the Revolutionary Atlantic World; Greenwald, ed., A Company Man: The Remarkable French-Atlantic Voyage of a Clerk for the Company of the Indies; Sayre and Zecher, eds., The Memoir of Lieutenant Dumont, 1715–1747: A Sojourner in the French Atlantic; and Vidal, ed., Louisiana: Crossroads of the Atlantic World. By George Edward Milne160

Chambers, Memories of War: Visiting Battlegrounds and Bonefields in the Early American Republic. By Ken Miller173

Ipsen, Daughters of the Trade: Atlantic Slavers and Interracial Marriage on the Gold Coast. By Hilary Jones178

Snyder, The Power to Die: Slavery and Suicide in British North America. By Richard Bell181