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  Volume 28, Number 1, Spring 2008

Table of Contents

From: Journal of the Early Republic

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The Need of Their Genius": Women's Reading and Writing Practices in Early America

pp. 1-22

Women and Civil Society: A Symposium

Women and Civil Society: Introduction

pp. 23-28

Civil Society and the Public Woman

pp. 29-46

Civilizing Selves: Public Structures and Private Lives in Mary Kelley's Learning to Stand and Speak

pp. 47-60

Politics and Civil Society: A Discussion of Mary Kelley's Learning to Stand and Speak

pp. 61-73

Spheres, Sites, Subjectivity, History: Reframing Antebellum American Society

pp. 75-82


Voyeuristic Abolitionism: Sex, Gender, and the Transformation of Antislavery Rhetoric

pp. 83-114

Editor's Page

Editor's Page

pp. 115-118


The Rescue of Joshua Glover: A Fugitive Slave Law, the Constitution, and the Coming of the Civil War (review)

pp. 119-122

The Missouri Controversy and Its Aftermath: Slavery and the Meaning of America (review)

pp. 122-126

States of Inquiry: Social Investigations and Print Culture in Nineteenth-Century Britain and the United States (review)

pp. 126-129

Traveling Women: Narrative Visions of Early America, and: Traveling South: Travel Narratives and the Construction of American Identity (review)

pp. 129-131

Fallen Founder: The Life of Aaron Burr (review)

pp. 132-134

Slave Agriculture and Financial Markets: The Bank of the United States in Mississippi, 1831–1852 (review)

pp. 134-137

The Politics of War: Race, Class, and Conflict in Revolutionary Virginia (review)

pp. 137-140

Sons of Providence: The Brown Brothers, the Slave Trade, and the American Revolution (review)

pp. 140-143

The Ancient Constitution and the Origins of Anglo–American Liberty, and: Righteous Anger at the Wicked States: The Meaning of the Founders' Constitution, and: M'Culloch v. Maryland: Securing a Nation (review)

pp. 143-153

The Mirror of Antiquity: American Women and the Classical Tradition, 1750–1900 (review)

pp. 154-158

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