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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.

Please send all editorial inquires to: editor.earlyamericanstudies@gmail.com


Editorial Board & Publication Staff



Roderick A. McDonald
Rider University 

Managing Editor

Laura Keenan Spero
MCEAS, University of Pennsylvania


Editorial Board

Rosalind J. Beiler
University of Central Florida

Denver Brunsman
George Washington University

Caitlin Fitz
Northwestern University

Amanda Bowie Moniz
National Museum of American History

Carla Gardina Pestana
University of California, Los Angeles

Daniel K. Richter
MCEAS, University of Pennsylvania, ex officio

Martha Schoolman
Florida International University

Megan Walsh
St. Bonaventure University

Stephanie Grauman Wolf
MCEAS, University of Pennsylvania

Wendy A. Woloson
Rutgers University, Camden


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    

Jeffrey Kallberg
University of Pennsylvania 

Jessica Choppin Roney 
Temple University

Patrick K. Spero
American Philosophical Society

Beth Wenger
University of Pennsylvania 

Advisory Council

David Silverman, George Washington University, chair

Zara Anishanslin, University of Delaware

Michael Barsanti, Library Company of Philadelphia

Mia Bay, University of Pennsylvania

Christopher Bilodeau, Dickinson College 

Wayne K. Bodle, Independent Scholar

Christopher Brown, Columbia University 

Max C. Cavitch, University of Pennsylvania 

Paul G. E. Clemens, Rutgers University 

Elaine Forman Crane, Fordham University 

Toby L Ditz, The 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

Ignacio Gallup-Díaz, Bryn Mawr College 

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, Haverford College 

Janet M. Lindman, Rowan University 

Christopher Looby, UCLA 

Whitney Martinko, Villanova University

Cathy Matson, University of Delaware 

Stephanie McCurry, University of Pennsylvania

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

L.H. Roper, SUNY, New Paltz

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

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 

Stephanie Grauman Wolf, Independent Scholar

Michael Zuckerman, University of Pennsylvania