Omohundro Institute of Early American History & Culture

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William and Mary Quarterly

3d ser., 74, no. 2 April 2017

Forum: World and Ground

Christopher Grasso and Peter C. Mancall, World and Ground195   |  Abstract

Juliana Barr, There’s No Such Thing as “Prehistory”: What the Longue Durée of Caddo and Pueblo History Tells Us about Colonial America203   |  Abstract

Susan Juster, Planting the “great cross”: The Life, and Death, of Crosses in English America241   |  Abstract

Gregory E. O’Malley, Slavery’s Converging Ground: Charleston’s Slave Trade as the Black Heart of the Lowcountry271   |  Abstract

Cathy Matson, Putting the Lydia to Sea: The Material Economy of Shipping in Colonial Philadelphia303   |  Abstract

Reviews of Books

“Runaways, Refugees, and Race in the Revolutionary Era,” a review essay of Aslakson, Making Race in the Courtroom: The Legal Construction of Three Races in Early New Orleans; and Blanck, Tyrannicide: Forging an American Law of Slavery in Revolutionary South Carolina and Massachusetts. By Kelly Kennington333

“Puritanical Passions? Trying Sexual Misconduct in Early New England,” a review essay of Ben-Atar and Brown, Taming Lust: Crimes against Nature in the Early Republic; Blue, The Case of the Piglet’s Paternity: Trials from the New Haven Colony, 1639–1663; and Chandler, Law and Sexual Misconduct in New England, 1650–1750: Steering toward England. By Richard A. Bailey339

“Church, State, and Commonwealth: The Transatlantic Puritan Movement in England and America,” a review essay of Bremer, Building a New Jerusalem: John Davenport, a Puritan in Three Worlds; Van Engen, Sympathetic Puritans: Calvinist Fellow Feeling in Early New England; and Winship, Godly Republicanism: Puritans, Pilgrims, and a City on a Hill. By Neal T. Dugre344

Dowd, Groundless: Rumors, Legends, and Hoaxes on the Early American Frontier. By Michelle LeMaster352

Gallivan, The Powhatan Landscape: An Archaeological History of the Algonquian Chesapeake. By
Robbie Ethridge356

Juster, Sacred Violence in Early America. By Mairin Odle360

Lipman, The Saltwater Frontier: Indians and the Contest for the American Coast. By Juliana Barr365

Little, The Many Captivities of Esther Wheelwright. By Colleen Gray369

Palmer, Intimate Bonds: Family and Slavery in the French Atlantic. By Mélanie Lamotte373

Schweighauser, Beautiful Deceptions: European Aesthetics, the Early American Novel, and Illusionist Art.
By Megan Walsh379

Sutto, Loyal Protestants and Dangerous Papists: Maryland and the Politics of Religion in the English Atlantic,
1630–1690
. By Megan Lindsay Cherry383

Thrush, Indigenous London: Native Travelers at the Heart of Empire. By Kate Fullagar387

Whitehouse, The Textual Culture of English Protestant Dissent, 1720–1800. By William Cook Miller393