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William and Mary Quarterly

Digital Projects

Digital projects represent a natural outgrowth of some articles, harnessing the Internet’s interactive power to illustrate or reinforce an author’s argument in ways that print simply cannot accommodate.


Historiographical Notes


July 2014

Annapolis Aflame:
Richard Clarke’s Conspiracy and the
Imperial Urban Vision in Maryland, 1704–8
Paul Musselwhite

October 2012

The Material and Social Practices of Intellectual Work:
Jonathan Edwards’s Study
Wilson H. Kimnach and Kenneth P. Minkema

January 2012

The Plantation Hoe:
The Rise and Fall of an Atlantic Commodity, 1650–1850
Chris Evans

Geopolitics and Intrigue:
James Wilkinson, the Spanish Borderlands,
and Mexican Independence
David E. Narrett

July 2011

Spain and the Founding of Jamestown
William S. Goldman

April 2011

Atlantic Slavery, Atlantic Freedom:
George Washington, Slavery, and
Transatlantic Abolitionist Networks
François Furstenberg

January 2011

Geographies of Power:
Mapping Indian Borders in the
“Borderlands” of the Early Southwest
Juliana Barr

October 2010

The Merchant, the Map, and Empire:
Augustine Herrman’s Chesapeake and
Interimperial Trade, 1644–73
Christian J. Koot

July 2010

Ambiguous Concession:
What Diplomatic Archives Reveal about Article 15 of the
Treaty of Utrecht and France’s North American Policy
Dale Miquelon

April 2010

The Politics of Grass:
European Expansion, Ecological Change, and
Indigenous Power in the Southwest Borderlands
Pekka Hämäläinen

January 2010

Reassessing the “Sankofa Symbol”
in New York’s African Burial Ground
Erik R. Seeman

October 2009

Editors’ Preface
Christopher Grasso and Scott E. Casper

An “abominable” New Trade:
The Closing of the African Slave Trade and
the Changing Patterns of U.S. Political Power, 1808–60
Steven Deyle

The Abolition of the Slave Trade and the Transformation of the
South-Central African Interior during the Nineteenth Century
David M. Gordon

July 2009

The Account Book of Richard Poor,
Quaker Merchant of Barbados
S. D. Smith

April 2009

Benjamin Franklin and the “Wagon Affair” of 1755
Alan Houston

Elizabeth Whitman’ s Disappearance and Her “Disappointment”
Bryan Waterman

July 2008

The Geography of Witchcraft Accusations in 1692 Salem Village
Benjamin C. Ray

January 2007

After the “Mourning Wars”: The Iroquois as Allies in Colonial
American Campaigns, 1675–1760
Jon Parmenter

Tables, Charts, & Methodology


July 2013

The Testimony of Thomás de la Torre, a Spanish Slave
Alejandra Dubcovsky

January 2013

The “framing of a new world”:
Sir Balthazar Gerbier’s “Project for Establishing a New State in America,”
ca. 1649
Vera Keller

October 2008

The French Intrigue of James Cole Mountflorence
Wesley J. Campbell

April 2007

A Letter from Carolina, 1688: French Huguenots in the New World
Molly McClain and Alessa Ellefson

January 2007

Forum: Black Founders

Belinda’s Petition: Reparations for Slavery in Revolutionary Massachusetts.
Roy E. Finkenbine

John Marrant and the Meaning of Early Black Freemasonry.
Peter P. Hinks

“We Participate in Common”: Richard Allen’s Eulogy of Washington and the Challege of Inter-Racial Appeals.
Richard S. Newman

The Making and Meaning of James Forten’s “Letters from a Man of Colour”.
Julie Winch

“A Search for Truth”: Jacob Oson and the Beginnings of African American Historiography.
Stephen Hall

To “Cast Just Obliquy” on Oppressors: Black Radicalism in the Age of Revolution.
Manisha Sinha

October 2006

“I desire all that I have said . . . may be taken down aright”:
Revisiting Teedyuscung’s 1756 Treaty Council Speeches
James H. Merrell

January 2004

William Bullock’s “Strange Adventure”:
A Plan to Transform Seventeenth-Century Virginia
Peter Thompson

April 2002

The Madison Administration and Mexico:
Reinterpreting the Gutiérrez-Magee
Raid of 1812–1813
J.C.A. Stagg

April 1999

“Justise Must Take Plase”: Three African Americans Speak of Religion
in Eighteenth-Century New England
Erik R. Seeman