Journal of the Early Republic


Frequency: Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter

Size: 6 x 9

Bibliographic Information: ISSN: Print 0275-1275; Digital 1553-0620


New Journal for 2024

The Journal of the Early Republic (JER) is a quarterly journal committed to publishing the best scholarship on the history and culture of the United States in the years of the early republic (1776–1861).

Beginning with Volume 44, Number 1, Spring 2024, the journal will be published by the University of North Carolina Press on behalf of the Society for Historians of the Early American Republic (SHEAR) and its new institutional partner the Omohundro Institute of Early American History & Culture.

Individuals who would like an annual subscription to the JER can become a member of SHEAR. For more information on membership visit SHEAR.

Institutional Rates

Institutional subscriptions are $120 for 1 year or $225 for 2 years.

This journal is available digitally through the Project MUSE Collections, including as a print and digital option. Please contact Project MUSE for details.

For institutional print subscriptions, we have a partnership with Duke University Press (DUP) for fulfillment. Agencies are eligible for a discount on the institutional rate. If you have questions about an existing subscription please contact DUP:

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Ronald Angelo Johnson
Johann N. Neem

Managing Editor 
Kate Tyler Wall 

Associate Editor for Critical Engagements
Jessica Choppin Roney

Book Review Editors
Lindsay Schakenbach Regele
Kristin O’Brassill-Kulfan

Senior Editorial Assistant
Elena Telles Ryan

Editorial Assistants
Savannah Flanagan
Jacqueline Kajihiro

Social Media Editor
Nora Slonimsky

Panorama Editor
Emily J. Arendt

Editorial Board
Mark Boonshoft, Virginia Military Institute
Brandon Byrd, Vanderbilt University
Kate Carté, Southern Methodist University
David Gellman, DePauw University
Jonathan Gienapp, Stanford University
Vanessa Holden, University of Kentucky
Reeve Huston, Duke University
Kellie Carter Jackson, Wellesley College
Kay Wright Lewis, Howard University
Will B. Mackintosh, Mary Washington University
Julie Reed, Pennsylvania State University
Samantha Seeley, University of Richmond
Rachel St. John, University of California, Davis
Samuel Watson, West Point United States
Military Academy
Rosemarie Zagarri, George Mason University

Table of Contents



The Declaration of Independence and the Language of Slavery
Alexander Boulton

The New Jersey of the South or Virginia’s Partner:
Foreign Affairs and the Ratification of the Constitution in North Carolina
Robert W. Smith

“An Emporium of Beggars,” Medical Rhetoric, Disability,
and Philadelphia’s Early Nationalist Welfare Crises
Nicole Lee Schroeder

Georgetown and Slavery, from Plantation to Campus
Julia W. Bernier


Gina M. Martino, Kate Elizabeth Brown, Stuart Leibiger,
Wyatt Wiggins, Liam Riordan, Matthew C. Kolasa,
William K. Bolt, Nina Reid-Maroney, Karen Cook Bell,
Bronwen Everill, Karol Kovalovich Weaver, Elizabeth J. Clapp,
Sarah J. Purcell, Seth C. Bruggeman,
Robert Murray,
Kerry Dean Carso

Advertising Rates

Advertising Rates

Full page: $300

Half page: $200

Volume discount: 2 full-page ads for $450; 2 half-page ads: $300

Mechanical Requirements

Journal Trim Size: 6” x 9”

Ad Dimensions: Half Page: 4¼” x 3½” Full Page: 4¼” x 7¼” Cover 3: 4½” x 7½”

Journal is printed offset on uncoated stock.

Ads may be emailed as print-optimized PDF files.

Images should be scanned at a resolution of 300 dpi.


Spring – Reserve 1/1, Art due 1/15

Summer – Reserve 4/1, Art due 4/15

Fall – Reserve 7/1, Art due 7/15

Winter – Reserve 10/1, Art due 10/15

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UNC Press
116 South Boundary Street
Chapel Hill, NC 27514


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