Academic journal article Early American Studies

From the Editor

Academic journal article Early American Studies

From the Editor

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This issue of Early American Studies offers a range of articles that have unusual connections. For those absorbed by the complex issues involving cultural change and exchange, essays about New England and the Caribbean will command attention. Andrea Cremer and James Robertson focus on the ways colonial cultures seek to impose change and, in turn, are changed by competing powers. Michael Mulcahy links the Port Royal earthquake to changes in intellectual interpretations of natural phenomena and because both Robertson and Mulcahy concentrate on Jamaica, their essays now together nicely.

Three other articles concentrate on words, albeit in different ways: words that imbue power, words that instill national loyalty, and words that create events. Antonio Bly offers evidence of a greater number of literate runaways than we have previously conceived, Neil York explores the perpetuation of patriotism through Johnny Tremain, and Jonathan Beecher Field examines the historiographical construction of the Antinomian controversy.

This issue welcomes a new department, "Lecture Notes. …

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