New Issue of Common-place Now Launched

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Dear all,

Of special interest to scholars of Early American Religion, our new 17.3.5 issue of Common-place features a review of Baird Tipson's Hartford Puritanism: Thomas Hooker, Samuel Stone, and Their Terrifying God from Abram Van Engen.  Van Engen discusses "the Puritan way of grace" which Tipson 's work shows to be full of "anxiety and assurance, the sorrow of sin and the comfort of Christ, the law and the gospel."  
Other reviews this issue explore texts focusing on the understated power of the American custom house (Gautham Rao National Duties: Custom Houses and the Making of the American State) and the under-studied effectiveness of Atlantic anti-slave trade legislation (Leonardo Marques, The United States and the Transatlantic Slave Trade to the Americas, 1776-1867). Another review considers how the act of counting bodies helped to support colonial logics of control (Molly Farrell, Counting Bodies: Population in Colonial American Writing). Once you’ve had your fill of exchange, conversion, and regulation, join Scott Kelley, who uses this issue’s Poetic Research column to invite a meditation on the lonely endeavors of whalers who “put to sea and hoped” by tracing his own solitary journey through the painstaking work of scrimshaw.
Common-place is co-edited by Anna Mae Duane and Walter W. Woodward at the University of Connecticut, and published by a partnership of the American Antiquarian Society and the University of Connecticut. It’s all ready for your computer, tablet, or mobile device right now at
Nathan Jérémie-Brink
PhD Candidate, History, Loyola University Chicago
Dissertation Fellow, Louisville Institute
Graduate Scholar-in-Residence, Newberry Library
New Media Editor, Common-place Journal,