Journal Information

Sponsored by The McNeil Center for Early American Studies at the University of Pennsylvania, Early American Studies is a quarterly publication dedicated to publishing original research on a broad range of topics. Each issue is organized with the goal of fostering research and scholarly inquiry into the histories and cultures of North America in the Atlantic world before 1850. Special emphasis is focused on topics and issues centered in the mid-Atlantic region. 

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Editorial Board & Publication Staff



Rosalind J. Beiler
University of Central Florida

Judith Ridner 
Mississippi State University


Associate Editor

Laura Keenan Spero 
MCEAS, University of Pennsylvania


Editorial Board

Tara Bynum
University of Iowa

Andrew J.B. Fagal
The Papers of Thomas Jefferson
Princeton University

Catherine Gerbner
University of Minnesota

Emma Hart
MCEAS, University of Pennsylvania, ex officio

April Lee Hatfield
Texas A&M University

Jen Manion
Amherst College

Amanda Bowie Moniz
National Museum of American History

Martha Schoolman
Florida International University

Chernoh Sesay Jr.
DePaul University

Stephanie Grauman Wolf 
MCEAS, University of Pennsylvania



Daniel K. Richter 

Director Emeritus 
Richard S. Dunn 

Associate Director 
Amy L. Baxter-Bellamy

Administrative Assistant
Barbara Natello


The McNeil Center for Early American Studies 
University of Pennsylvania 
3355 Woodland Walk 
Philadelphia, PA 19104 
Phone: 215-898-9251 
Fax: 215-573-3391

Executive Council

Roderick A. McDonald
Rider University, Chair 

Kathleen Brown 
University of Pennsylvania 

Max C. Cavitch 
University of Pennsylvania

Antonio Feros
University of Pennsylvania  

Jeffrey Kallberg 
University of Pennsylvania 

Jessica Choppin Roney 
Temple University

Patrick K. Spero
American Philosophical Society


Advisory Council

David Silverman, George Washington University, chair

Zara Anishanslin, University of Delaware

Michael Barsanti, Library Company of Philadelphia

Mia Bay, University of Pennsylvania

Richard Bell, University of Maryland

Christopher Bilodeau, Dickinson College 

Wayne K. Bodle, Indiana University of Pennsylvania

Kathleen Brown, University of Pennsylvania 

Max C. Cavitch, University of Pennsylvania 

Paul G. E. Clemens, Rutgers University 

Elaine Forman Crane, Fordham University 

Lori Daggar, Ursinus College

Toby L Ditz, Johns Hopkins University 

Richard S. Dunn, American Philosophical Society

Nicole Eustace, New York University

Roquinaldo Ferreira, University of Pennsylvania

Adrian Finucane, Florida Atlantic University

Samuel Fisher, Catholic University of America

Francois Furstenberg, Johns Hopkins University

Ignacio Gallup-Díaz, Bryn Mawr College 

Sean Goudie, Penn State University

Sean Harvey, Seton Hall University

Robert Houser, American Philosophical Society

Peter Jaros, Franklin and Marshall College 

David Kazanjian, University of Pennsylvania 

Susan E. Klepp, Temple University

Karen Ordahl Kupperman, New York University 

Ned Landsman, SUNY, Stony Brook 

Emma Jones Lapsansky-Werner, Haverford College 

Janet M. Lindman, Rowan University 

Christopher Looby, UCLA 

Whitney Martinko, Villanova University

Cathy Matson, University of Delaware

Michelle Craig McDonald, Stockton University 


Roderick McDonald, Rider University 

Carla Mulford, The Pennsylvania State University 

John Murrin, Princeton University

Monica Najar, Lehigh University

Marcy Norton, University of Pennsylvania

Andrew O’Shaughnessy, Robert H. Smith International Center for Jefferson Studies

Jenny Hale Pulsipher, Brigham Young University 

Rosalind Remer, Drexel University

Jessica Choppin Roney, Temple University 

Lisa Rosner, Richard Stockton College of New Jersey

Andrew Shankman, Rutgers University, Camden 

Timothy Shannon, Gettysburg College 

Jason Sharples, The Catholic University of America

David Silverman, George Washington University

Nora Slonimsky, Iona College

Jordan Smith, Widener University

Patrick Spero, American Philosophical Society

Jordan Stein, Fordham University

Robert Blair St.George, University of Pennsylvania

David Waldstreicher, CUNY Graduate Center 

Wendy Warren, Princeton University

Stephanie Grauman Wolf, Independent Scholar

Michael Zuckerman, University of Pennsylvania