Approx. 440 pp., 6.125 x 9.25, 5 halftones, notes, index
Hardcover ISBN: 978-1-4696-6563-4
Published: October 2021
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Published by the Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture and the University of North Carolina Press
Family, Slavery, and Love in the Early American Republic collects thirteen of Lewis’s most important essays. Distinguished scholars shed light on the historical and historiographical contexts in which Lewis and her peers researched, wrote, and argued. But the real star of this volume is Lewis herself: confident, unconventional, erudite, and deeply imaginative.
About the Author
Jan Ellen Lewis (1949-2018) was professor of history at Rutgers-Newark University, where she also served as Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences. The author of multiple books and articles on gender, race, and politics in the early republic, she served as the 36th president of the Society for Historians of the Early American Republic.
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"An indefatigable researcher and a masterful essayist, Jan Lewis revealed how gender, slavery, and emotions converged within the early Republic’s political experiment and showed us why that convergence mattered. Like a well-curated retrospective exhibit, this volume displays Lewis’s creative and wide-ranging reinterpretation of the founding era."--John Lauritz Larson, Purdue University