SHEAR 2023

As the 2023 Society for Historians of the Early American Republic (SHEAR) conference kicks off in Philadelphia, we invite you to save 40% off on the titles featured here through September 30, 2023. Just enter promo code MAS083 at checkout to save.

If you have a project in process on early American or nineteenth-century history, culture, and literature, we’d encourage you to reach out our editor in chief, Matt Becker ([email protected]), to arrange a meeting.


Blood and Ink

The Barbary Archive in Early American Literary History

Jacob Crane

In Pursuit of Justice

The Life of John Albion Andrew

Stephen D Engle

Handwriting in Early America

A Media History

Mark Alan Mattes

Making Maine

Statehood and the War of 1812

Joshua M Smith

Vicious Infants

Dangerous Childhoods in Antebellum U.S. Literature

Laura Soderberg

Feeling Godly

Religious Affections and Christian Contact in Early North America

Caroline Wigginton, Abram Van Engen

Minds and Hearts

The Story of James Otis Jr. and Mercy Otis Warren

Jeffrey H. Hacker

Sailing to Freedom

Maritime Dimensions of the Underground Railroad

Timothy D. Walker

A Drunkard's Defense

Alcohol, Murder, and Medical Jurisprudence in Nineteenth-Century America

Michele Rotunda

"For the Good of Their Souls"

Performing Christianity in Eighteenth-Century Mohawk Country

William B. Hart

Collecting the Globe

The Salem East India Marine Society Museum

George H. Schwartz

American Intelligence

Small-Town News and Political Culture in Federalist New Hampshire

Ben P. Lafferty

Shaker Vision

Seeing Beauty in Early America

Joseph Manca

Black Lives, Native Lands, White Worlds

A History of Slavery in New England

Jared Ross Hardesty

Stripped and Script

Loyalist Women Writers of the American Revolution

Kacy Dowd Tillman

Our Suffering Brethren

Foreign Captivity and Nationalism in the Early United States

David J. Dzurec

The Last Great Colonial Lawyer

The Life and Legacy of Jeremiah Gridley

Charles R. McKirdy

Veteran Americans

Literature and Citizenship from Revolution to Reconstruction

Benjamin Cooper

United Tastes

The Making of the First American Cookbook

Keith Stavely, Kathleen Fitzgerald

The Fires of New England

A Story of Protest and Rebellion in Antebellum America

Eric J. Morser