Now in Print from the AAS Community

Every quarter at AAS we release a list of publications by those who have researched at the library as fellows, members, or readers. If your book, article, or other achievement is not included, just let us know if you’d like to see it posted here!


Cohen, Michael David, editor. Correspondence of James K. Polk. Volume 13. Knoxville: University of Tennessee Press, 2017.

Coward, John. Indians Illustrated: The Image of Native Americans in the Pictorial Press. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2016. (AHPCS Fellow, 2010-11)

Hansen, Kathleen and Nora Paul. Future-Proofing the News: Preserving the First Draft of History. Lanham, Maryland: Rowman and Littlefield, 2017.

Peterson, Dawn. Indians in the Family: Adoption and the Politics of Antebellum Expansion. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2017. (Hench Fellow, 2012-13)

Rusert, Britt. Fugitive Science: Empiricism and Freedom in Early African American Culture. New York: New York University Press, 2017. (Peterson Fellow, 2011-12)


Altschuler, Sari and Christopher J. Bilodeau. “Ecce Homo! The Figure of Benjamin Rush.” Early American Studies 15.2 (2017): 233-251. (Altschuler: Legacy Fellow, 2011-12 and Hench Fellow, 2013-14)

Baumgartner, Kabria. “Building the Future: White Women, Black Education, and Civic Inclusion in Antebellum Ohio.” Journal of the Early Republic 37 (2017):117-146. (Peterson Fellow, 2015-16)

Bernstein, Robin. “‘I’m very happy to be in the reality-based community’: Alison Bechdel’s Fun Home, Digital Photography, and George W. Bush.” American Literature 89 (2017):121-154. (Last Fellow, 2008-9)

Brown, Joshua. “‘Our sketches are real, not mere imaginary affairs’: The Visualization of the 1863 New York Draft Riots.” In The Civil War in Art and Memory, ed. Kirk Savage. Washington, D.C.: National Gallery of Art/Yale University Press, 2016. (Drawn to Art Fellow, 2011-12)

Capshaw, Katharine and Anna Mae Duane, editors. Who Writes for Black Children? African American Children’s Literature before 1900. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2017. With contributions by AAS staff and fellows Laura Wasowicz (staff), Nazera Sadiq Wright (Ford Fellow, 2013-14), and Brigitte Fielder (CHAViC Fellow, 2011-12)

Casmier-Paz, Lynn. “‘A Dying Man:’ The Outlaw Body of Arthur, 1768.” In Reading African American Autobiography: Twenty-First Century Contexts and Criticism. Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 2017. (Botein Fellow, 2009-10)

Cohen, Lara Langer. “The Depths of Astonishment: City Mysteries and the Antebellum Underground.” American Literary History 29 (2017): 1-25. (Botein Fellow, 2008-9; AAS-NEH Fellow, 2011-12)

Finley, James S. “A Free Soiler in his Own Broad Sense: Henry David Thoreau and the Free Soil Movement.” In Thoreau at Two Hundred: Essays and Reassessments, ed. K. P. Van Anglen and Kristen Case. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2016. (Packer Fellow, 2012-13)

LaFleur, Greta. “‘Defective in One of the Principle Parts of Virility’: Impotence, Generation, and Defining Disability in Early North America.” Early American Literature 52 (2017): 79-108. (Peterson Fellow, 2013-14)

McLaughlin, Don James. “Inventing Queer: Portals, Hauntings, and Other Fantastic Tricks in the Collected Folklore of Joel Chandler Harris and Charles Chesnutt.” American Literature 89 (2017): 1-28. (Peterson Fellow, 2015-16)

Stone, Andrea. “Lunacy and Liberation: Black Crime, Disability, and the Production and Eradication of the Early National Enemy.” Early American Literature 52 (2017) 109-140.



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