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the new england qvarterly December 2011
the new england qvarterly
A Historical Review of New England Life and Letters
December 2011
Editorial
Linda Smith Rhoads
American Scholars: Ralph Waldo Emerson, Joseph Smith,
John Brown, and the Springs of Intellectual Schism
Evan Carton
The Liberty Women of Boston: Evangelicalism and
Antislavery Politics
Julie Roy Jeffrey
The Revolutionary Worlds of Lexington and Concord
Compared
Mary Babson Fuhrer
Shakers, Mormons, and Religious Worlds: Conflicting
Visions, Contested Boundaries, by Stephen C. Taysom
Ethan Hawkley
171
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The Man with the Branded Hand: The Life of Jonathan
Walker, Abolitionist, by Alvin F. Oickle
Fergus M. Bordewich
174
38
The Politics of Anxiety in Nineteenth-Century American
Literature, by Justine S. Murison
Maura D’Amore
176
Lucretia Mott’s Heresy: Abolition and Women’s Rights in
Nineteenth-Century America, by Carol Faulkner
Sylvia D. Hoffert
178
Making Slavery History: Abolitionism and the Politics of
Memory in Massachusetts, by Margot Minardi
Hilary Moss
181
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Memoranda and Documents
Two Doctuments Detailing the Oneida Community’s Practice
of Complex Marriage
Edited by William T. La Moy
119
“Times Change”: Frank J. Webb Addresses Robert Morris on
the Promise of Reconstruction
Edited by Amber D. Moulton
New Essays on Phillis Wheatley, edited by John C. Shields
and Eric Lamore
Rosemary Guruswamy
183
137
Longellow’s Serenity and Poe’s Prediction: An Antebellum
Turning Point
Paul Lewis
Race and Redemption in Puritan New England, by Richard
A. Bailey
Francis J. Bremer
186
144
Midnight Ride, Industrial Dawn: Paul Revere and the Growth
of American Enterprise, by Robert Martello
James McWilliams
189
The Forgotten Founding Father: Noah Webster’s Obsession and
the Creation of an American Culture,
by Joshua Kendall
John Considine
191
Adopting America: Childhood, Kinship, and National
Identity in Literature, by Carol J. Singley
Mark C. Jerng
194
Women Writers of the American West, 1833–1927, by
Nina Baym
Carrie Tirado Bramen
196
In Memoriam
Oscar Handlin, 1915–2011
William M. Fowler Jr. and Linda Smith Rhoads
159
Essay Review
Portrait of the Artist as an American?
Diana Korzenik
161
Book Reviews
Building Their Own Waldos: Emerson’s First Biographers
and the Politics of Life-Writing in the Gilded Age,
by Robert D. Habich
David M. Robinson
168
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