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  Volume 32, Number 3, Fall 2012

Table of Contents


Women on the Edge: Life at Street Level in the Early Republic

pp. 331-347

Poor Women and the Boston Almshouse in the Early Republic

pp. 349-381

Women and Work in the Philadelphia Almshouse, 1790–1840

pp. 383-413

Survival Strategies of Poor White Women in Savannah, 1800–1860

pp. 415-435

“Driven to the Commission of This Crime”: Women and Infanticide in Baltimore, 1835–1860

pp. 437-461

Poor Mothers, Stepmothers, and Foster Mothers in Early Republic and Antebellum Charleston

pp. 463-492

Review Essay

Rethinking the Politics of Slavery, 1776–1836

pp. 493-498


Whose American Revolution Was It? Historians Interpret the Founding (review)

pp. 499-503

The Nation’s Nature: How Continental Presumptions Gave Rise to the United States of America (review)

pp. 503-506

Liberty’s Exiles: American Loyalists in the Revolutionary World (review)

pp. 506-509

The Limits of Optimism: Thomas Jefferson’s Dualistic Enlightenment (review)

pp. 510-512

Shaping the Body Politic: Art and Political Formation in Early America (review)

pp. 512-515

Jonathan Fisher of Blue Hill, Maine: Commerce, Culture, and Community on the Eastern Frontier (review)

pp. 515-518

The Joseph Smith Papers, Journals, Vol. 1: 1832–1839, and: The Joseph Smith Papers: Revelations and Translations, Vol. 1: Manuscript Revelation Books, and: The Joseph Smith Papers: Revelations and Translations: Manuscript Revelation Books, and: The Joseph Smith Papers: Revelations and Translations, Vol. 2: Published Revelations (review)

pp. 518-522

Parley P. Pratt: The Apostle Paul of Mormonism (review)

pp. 522-524

A Democracy of Facts: Natural History in the Early Republic (review)

pp. 525-527

Creek Paths and Federal Roads: Indians, Settlers, and Slaves and the Making of the American South (review)

pp. 528-530

Southern Society and Its Transformations, 1790–1860 (review)

pp. 530-533

Money over Mastery, Family over Freedom: Slavery in the Antebellum Upper South (review)

pp. 533-536

Bond of Union: Building the Erie Canal and the American Empire (review)

pp. 536-538

Born Southern: Childbirth, Motherhood, and Social Networks in the Old South (review)

pp. 538-541

Remaking Custom: Law and Identity in the Early American Republic (review)

pp. 541-544

Winning the West with Words: Language and Conquest in the Lower Great Lakes (review)

pp. 544-547

The Black Hawk War of 1832 (review)

pp. 547-549

Polemical Pain: Slavery, Cruelty, and the Rise of Humanitarianism (review)

pp. 550-552

Gibbons v. Ogden: John Marshall, Steamboats, and the Commerce Clause (review)

pp. 553-554

The Liberty Party, 1840–1848: Antislavery Third-Party Politics in the United States (review)

pp. 554-558

We Are the Revolutionists: German-Speaking Immigrants and American Abolitionists After 1848 (review)

pp. 558-560

A Place in History: Albany in the Age of the Revolution, 1775–1825 (review)

pp. 561-563

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