Omohundro Institute of Early American History & Culture

Leading Early American Scholarship Since 1943

William and Mary Quarterly

3d ser., 72, no. 4 October 2015

Statistics in the Hands of an Angry God?
John Graunt’s Observations in Cotton Mather’s New England

Ted McCormick

“To Extirpate the Indians”:
An Indigenous Consciousness of Genocide in the
Ohio Valley and Lower Great Lakes, 1750s–1810

Jeffrey Ostler

Sources and Interpretations

Capital Generation in the New Nation:
How Stephen Girard Made His First $735,872

Thomas M. Doerflinger

Reviews of Books
Critical Forum
Dunn, A Tale of Two Plantations: Slave Life and Labor in Jamaica and Virginia

Simon P. Newman, The Price of Slavery: Dividing Families and Divisions of Race 659

Terri L. Snyder, Life, By the Numbers 665

Daniel Livesay, Family Matters on a Jamaican Plantation 671

Jennifer L. Morgan, Gender and Slavery, Birth and Death on Atlantic Plantations 676

Thavolia Glymph, Telling Slavery: Archives of Life and Death, Surveillance and Control 680

Richard S. Dunn, In Response 685

Cogliano, Emperor of Liberty: Thomas Jefferson’s Foreign Policy. By Christopher F. Minty692

Dierksheide, Amelioration and Empire: Progress and Slavery in the Plantation Americas. By Diana Paton696

Haselby, The Origins of American Religious Nationalism. By Benjamin E. Park700

Saler, The Settlers’ Empire: Colonialism and State Formation in America’s Old Northwest.
By Lucy Eldersveld Murphy704