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Early American Literature

Edited by Marion Rust, University of Kentucky

Frequency: Spring, Fall, and Winter

Latest Issue: Volume 54, Number 3

Size: 6" x 9", approx. 224 pages

Bibliographic Information: ISSN: 0012-8163

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Founded in 1965, Early American Literature is the journal of the Division on American Literature to 1830 of the Modern Language Association. It is the only journal that focuses on the scholarship and criticism of American literature through the early national period. It typically includes six essays, an essay review or forum, and several book reviews. For more information, visit Early American Literature‘s website.

The Society of Early Americanists logoEarly American Literature has been adopted as the official publication of the Society of Early Americanists. Members receive a subscription to the journal as a benefit of membership. For more information, visit our membership page.

Marion Rust is Professor of English at the University of Kentucky.  She received her undergraduate degree in comparative literature from Harvard and her PhD in Modern Thought and Literature from Stanford. She has published two books about Susanna Rowson and numerous articles and essays on topics ranging from gender and the personal voice in early Americanist scholarship (American Literature and Legacy), to concepts of intellectual property in the early republic (Studies in American Fiction), to empire studies (Women of the Early Americas and the Formation of Empire) and mass psychogenic illness (Common-Place).

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Editor

Marion Rust, University of Kentucky
marion.rust@uky.edu

Book Review Editor

Katy Chiles, University of Tennessee
kchiles1@utk.edu

Advisory Editor

Sandra M. Gustafson, University of Notre Dame
gustafson.6@nd.edu

Editorial Associate

Christi Stanforth

Editorial Assistant

Chinwe Morah, University of Kentucky
chinwe.morah@uky.edu

Nathaniel Cortas, University of Kentucky
nathaniel.cortas@uky.edu

Editorial Board

Sari Altschuler, Northeastern University
Matt Cohen, University of Nebraska, Lincoln
Kathleen Donegan, University of California at Berkeley
Paul Downes, University of Toronto
Kirsten Silva Gruesz, University of California Santa Cruz
Gene Andrew Jarrett, New York University
Meredith Neuman, Clark University
Christopher Phillips, Lafayette College
Sarah Rivett, Princeton University
Gordon Sayre, University of Oregon
Cassander L. Smith, University of Alabama
Laura Stevens, University of Tulsa
Scott Manning Stevens, Syracuse University
Edward Watts, Michigan State University
Edward White, Tulane University

Table of Contents

Volume 54, Number 3

Special Issue: The New Natural History
Edited by Michael Boyden

Editor’s Note

Inventions

Poems
Paul Lindholdt

Provocations

Teaching the Terrible; or, Taking William Charles White’s Orlando; or, Parental Persecution, a Tragedy, to School
Paul Lewis

Articles

Introduction to Special Issue: The New Natural History
Michael Boyden

Bioprospecting Breadfruit: Imperial Botany, Transoceanic Relations, and the Politics of Translation
Juliane Braun

Voyeur in the Torrid Zone: John Gabriel Stedman’s Narrative of a Five Years Expedition against the Revolted Negroes of Surinam, 1773–1838
Elizabeth Polcha

Salt and Slavery in Crèvecœur
Michael Boyden

“Gratified in the Sight”: Charles Willson Peale, the Philadelphia Museum, and the Object of Early American Happiness
Andrew B. Ross

First-Person Salamanders: Benjamin Rush, Impersonality, and Nonhuman Beings
Julia Dauer

Review Essay

Family Matters: Centering Elite Women’s Lives in an Age of Revolution
Lucia McMahon

Book Reviews

David Anthony, Richard A. Bailey, Carrie Tirado Bramen, Sarah E. Chinn, Joseph Fichtelberg, Stephanie Kirk, John Saillant, Jason Shaffer, O. Alan Weltzien

Resources for Early American Studies

Laura L. Mielke

Conference Reviews

Helen Kilburn and Melissa Morales, Ana Schwartz

Notes on Contributors

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