Book Reviews at H-Early America

Joshua Jeffers's picture

Hello Everyone,

I just wanted to briefly introduce myself. I am the new book review editor for the network. My background as an early Americanist is in Native American, frontier, and settler colonial history. I am also interested in innovative pedagogies for teaching early American history. This is my first position on the H-Net staff, and I am eager to develop a valuable book review program for H-Early America

By introducing book reviews to the network, my goal is to shine a light on innovative and perhaps under-recognized projects in the field of early American history with an eye toward historiographical, methodological, or pedagogical innovation. So, while primarily reviews will focus on new scholarly monographs in the field, reviews might also examine multimedia projects, new developments in public and digital history, and the scholarship of teaching and learning (SOTL). I also hope to promote commmunication between reveiwers and authors and perhaps develop some broader, roundtable discussions for the network.

Since H-Early America has not previously published book reviews, we will need to build a pool of reviewers. If you are interested in being a book reviewer, please send me a CV and brief cover letter to

Thanks, Josh