3D SER., 55, NO. 1 (JANUARY 1998)

Wheels, Looms, and the Gender Division of Labor in Eighteenth-Century New England 
Laurel Thatcher Ulrich
3

The Federalized Militia Debate: A Neglected Aspect of Second Amendment Scholarship 
Don Higginbotham
39

Reading the Bodies of Early American Seafarers 
Simon P. Newman
59

John Adams&#;s Health Reconsidered 
John Ferling and Lewis E. Braverman
83

Notes and Documents

“The Ablest Midwife That Wee Knowe in the Land”: Mistress Alice Tilly and the Women of Boston and 
Dorchester, 1649&#;1650 
Mary Beth Norton
105

Reviews of Books

Berkhofer, Beyond the Great Story: History as Text and Discourse. By James T. Kloppenberg 135

Schama, Landscape and Memory. By Margaretta M. Lovell 138

Davidson, Columbus Then and Now: A Life Reexamined. By Delno C. West 142

Calloway, New Worlds for All: Indians, Europeans, and the Remaking of Early America. By Jack Weatherford 143

Alves, Brutality and Benevolence: Human Ethology, Culture, and the Birth of Mexico. By Ida Altman 145

Axtell, The Indians&#; New South: Cultural Change in the Colonial Southeast. By Amy Turner Bushnell 146

Gleach, Powhatan&#;s World and Colonial Virginia: A Conflict of Cultures. By Gregory A. Waselkov 148

Wallach, Obedient Sons: The Discourse of Youth and Generations in American Culture, 1630&#;1860. By Melvin Yazawa 151

Wood, The Origins of American Slavery: Freedom and Bondage in the English Colonies. By Robert L. Paquette 153

Hodges, Slavery and Freedom in the Rural North: African Americans in Monmouth County, New Jersey, 1665&#;1865. By Patience Essah 154

Bolster, Black Jacks: African American Seamen in the Age of Sail. By Sari Hornstein 156

Grassby, The Business Community of Seventeenth-Century England. By L. A. Clarkson 159

Struna, People of Prowess: Sport, Leisure, and Labor in Early Anglo-America. By David W. Conroy 161

Thorne, The Many Hands of My Relations: French and Indians on the Lower Missouri. By Anton J. Pregaldin 163

Shields, Civil Tongues and Polite Letters in British America. By William C. Spengemann 165

Copeland, Colonial American Newspapers: Character and Content. By John K. Alexander 167

Humphrey, The Press of the Young Republic,1783&#;1833. By John K. Alexander 167

“A Son of Africa: The Slave Narrative of Olaudah Equiano,” dir. Riley. By Vincent Carretta 170

Shalhope, Bennington and the Green Mountain Boys: The Emergence of Liberal Democracy in Vermont, 1760&#;1850. By Gregory H. Nobles 172

Tiedemann, Reluctant Revolutionaries: New York City and the Road to Independence, 1763&#;1776. By Donald F. M. Gerardi 174

Fischer, A Well-Executed Failure: The Sullivan Campaign against the Iroquois, July&#;September 1779. By R. Eugene Harper 177

Nicholls, God and Government in an “Age of Reason.” By Jack Fruchtman, Jr. 179

The Papers of George Washington, Confederation Series, Volumes 1&#;6: January 1784–September 1788, ed. Abbot. By Arthur H. Shaffer 181

The Papers of George Washington, Presidential Series, Volume 4: September 1789&#;January 1790, ed. Abbot and Twohig. By Steven E. Siry 184

The Papers of George Washington, Presidential Series, ed. Twohig, Volume 5: January&#;June 1790, ed. Twohig, Mastromarino, and Warren. Volume 6: July–November 1790, ed. Mastromarino. By Steven E. Siry 184

Swift, The Making of an American Senate: Reconstitutive Change in Congress, 1787&#;1841. By Peter Field 186

Heyrman, Southern Cross: The Beginnings of the Bible Belt. By Anne C. Loveland 188

Egerton, Gabriel&#;s Rebellion: The Virginia Slave Conspiracies of 1800 and 1802. By Shane White 190

Nissenbaum, The Battle for Christmas. By John L. Brooke 192

Novak, The People&#;s Welfare: Law and Regulation in Nineteenth Century America. By Robert J. Steinfeld 194

Higginbotham, Shades of Freedom: Racial Politics and Presumptions of the American Legal Process, Volume II. By Thomas D. Morris 197


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