Recent Scholarship Based on Research at the American Antiquarian Society

The following list includes publications or awards based on research in the Society's collections that have come to our attention recently.

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D’Alessandro, Michael. “George Lippard’s ‘Theatre of Hell’: Apocalyptic Melodrama and Working-Class Spectatorship in Quaker City.” J19: The Journal of Nineteenth-Century Americanists 5.2 (2017):205-237. (CHAViC Fellow, 2012-13)

Garcia, John J. “‘He Hath Ceased to Be a Citizen’: Stephen Burroughs, Late Loyalists, Lower Canada.” Early American Literature 52.3 (2017): 591-618. (Ford Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow, 2015-2016)

Harvey, Sean. “Colonial Indigenous Language Encounters in the Americas and the Intellectual History of the Atlantic World.” Co-authored with Sarah Rivett. Early American Studies 15.2 (2017) 442-473. (AAS-NEH Fellow, 2010-11)

Hunter, Christoper A. “William Smith’s Catonian Loyalism, Race, and the Politics of Language.” Early American Literature 52.3 (2017): 531-558. (Reese Fellow, 2012-2013)

Pope, Justin. “Inventing an Indian Slave Conspiracy in Nantucket, 1738.” Early American Studies15.3 (2017): 505-538. (Legacy Fellow, 2016-17)

Roy, Michaël. “The Vanishing Slave: Publishing the Narrative of Charles Ball, from Slavery in the United States (1836) to Fifty Years in Chains (1858).” Papers of the Bibliographical Society of America 111.4 (2017): 513-545. (d’Héricourt Fellow, 2013-14)

Zuba, Clayton. “Apess’s Eulogy on King Philip and the Politics of Native Visualcy.” Early American Literature 52.3 (2017): 651-678. (CHAViC Fellow, 2015-2016)


Bramen, Carrie Tirado. American Niceness: A Cultural History. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2017. (NEMLA Fellow, 2009-10)

Kiechle, Melanie. Smell Detectives: An Olfactory History of Nineteenth-Century Urban America. Seattle: University of Washington Press, 2017. (AAS-NEH Fellow, 2014-15)

Rozga, Margaret Pestiferous Questions: A Life in Poems. Lit Fest Press, 2017. (Baron Fellow, 2014)

Roy, Michaël. Textes fugitifs. Le récit d’esclave au prisme de l’histoire du livre [Fugitive Texts: Slave Narratives in Antebellum Print Culture]. Lyon: ENS Editions, 2017. (d’Héricourt Fellow, 2013-14)

Smith, Steven C. Empire of Print: The New York Publishing Trade in the Early American Republic. University Park: Pennsylvania State University Press, 2017. (Reese Fellow, 2011-12)

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