Wednesday, May 7, 2014

The SHEAR 2014 Program Is Here

I won't be going to the annual meeting of the Society for Historians of the Early American Republic in Philadelphia this year, but if were going I would try to check out these sessions:

Session 5: BEYOND THE “EVANGELICAL THESIS”: RADICAL RELIGION IN THE EARLY REPUBLIC 

PRESIDING:Susan Juster, University of Michigan

Joseph Smith: The Anti-”sectarian” Crusader
Max Mueller, Harvard University,

Domestic Order and Spiritual Authority in the Society of Universal Friends
Paul B. Moyer, The College at Brockport: State University of New York

Native Spirits, Shaker Visions: Speaking with the Dead in the Early Republic
Erik R. Seeman, University at Buffalo

COMMENT: Johann N. Neem, Western Washington University; Susan Juster


Session 11: FAITH, POLITICS, AND LAW AFTER THE FOUNDING 

PRESIDING: Christopher Grasso, College of William and Mary

The African Supplement: Corporate Law, Race, and Religion in Early National Philadelphia
Sarah Barringer Gordon, University of Pennsylvania

The Founders Speak: Spiritualist Visitations from the Revolutionary Generation in the Mid-Nineteenth Century
Ryan K. Smith, Virginia Commonwealth University

The Myth of American Religious Coercion: The New Nation’s Un-official Religious Establishment and Its Paradoxes
Chris Beneke, Bentley University

COMMENTS: Mary Kupiec Cayton, Miami University; Christopher Grasso


Session 15: ROUNDTABLE: OPPORTUNITIES AND OUTCOMES—PHILADELPHIA’S PLACE IN EARLY AMERICA

PRESIDING: Roderick A. McDonald, Rider University; Michelle Craig McDonald, Richard Stockton
College

PANELISTS 
Michael Jacobs, University of Wisconsin Colleges 
Joseph Wojie, Camden Community College 
Robert Smith, Northampton Community College 
Shannon Duffy, Texas State University 
Brian Hendricks, Benedictine University Terri York, Kilgore College

COMMENT: Michael Zuckerman, University of Pennsylvania 


Session 18: FOR GOD AND MAMMON: MISSIONARIES AND CONSULS IN THE EARLY REPUBLIC 

PRESIDING: Rosemarie Zagarri, George Mason University

Citizens of the World? American Consuls and the Problem of Citizenship, 1789-1832 
Lawrence A. Peskin, Morgan State University

Creating a Hierarchy of Heathenism: American Missionaries Map the World, 1790-1840 
Emily Conroy-Krutz, Michigan State University

Commercially Informed: The Political Consequences of the Early American Consular Network in Asia 
Dael Norwood, Yale University

COMMENT: Christine Heyrman, University of Delaware; Rosemarie Zagarri 


Session 26: MOBILITY AND THE MAKING OF EARLY NATIONAL RELIGIOUS IDENTITY 

PRESIDING: Dee Andrews, California State University, East Bay

A Nation of Circuits: Methodist Mobility and the Winning of the Frontier 
Charlie McCray, Florida State University

Political Movement: Jews, Citizenship, and Difference in 1850s Europe and America 
Shari Rabin, Yale University

To “become the pride of your patrons and the boast of religion”: Reputation, Law, and Gender in Ministerial Recruitment in the Early National Chesapeake
Roy Rogers, The Graduate Center, CUNY

COMMENT: Eric R. Schlereth, University of Texas, Dallas; Dee Andrews


Session 51: THE BOOK TRADES, GENTILITY, AND THE NEW ENGLAND FAMILY 

PRESIDING: Karin Wulf, Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture

Gentility, Genealogy, and the New England Family Register 
Molly McCarthy, University of California, Davis

The Juvenile Miscellany and the Genteel Child Reader in New England 
Paul Ringel, High Point University

Phillis Wheatley in the 1830s: Northern Gentility and the Effacement of Slavery 
Jennifer Thorn, St. Anselm College

COMMENT: Beth A. Salerno, St. Anselm College; Karin Wulf 


Session 55: THE USES AND MISUSES OF ANTI-CATHOLICISM: ABOLITIONISM, NUNNERIES, AND RELIGIOUS FREEDOM IN THE EARLY REPUBLIC AND ANTEBELLUM ERA 

PRESIDING: Kathleen Sprows Cummings, University of Notre Dame

Elijah Lovejoy: Publishing, Faith, and Abolitionism in Early Nineteenth Century St. Louis 
Paula Hunt, University of Missouri

Our Country, Our Women: Anti-Convent Propaganda and the Massachusetts Know-Nothing Party 
Cassandra L. Yacovazzi, University of Missouri

“Reviving a Spirit of Controversy”: The Anti-Catholic Origins of American Religious Freedom, 1787-1792
Nicholas Pellegrino, University of Nevada, Las Vegas

COMMENT: Katie Oxx, St. Joseph’s University; Kathleen Sprows Cummings