Past Seminars of the Program in Early American Economy & Society

March 2013

Hannah Farber, University of California, Berkeley, PEAES Dissertation Fellow and MCEAS Barra Dissertation Fellow, Republics of Capital: Marine Insurance Companies and the Body Politic, 1792-1815.

January 2013

Ariel Ron, PEAES Postdoctoral Fellow for 2012-13, From Social Movement to Political Lobby: Agricultural Reform and the Antebellum Party System.

February 2012

Joseph M. Adelman, National Endowment for the Humanities Fellow, American Antiquarian Society, “Extracts from some Rebel Papers”: Patriots, Loyalists, and the Perils of Wartime Printing.

April 2011

Katherine Arner, A Creole Complex: Yellow Fever, the Atlantic World and the Formation of Early Republican Medical Culture.

February 2009

Gautham Rao, Rutgers University, 2009 PEAES Postdoctoral Fellow, The Production of Authority: Regulating the Market in the Age of Jefferson.

November 2008

Michelle Craig McDonald, PEAES 2008 Postdoctoral Research Fellow and Assistant Professor of History, Stockton College, Coffee’s Creole: Post-Revolutionary Patterns of Trade. With comments by Jane Merritt, Old Dominion University, and Ellen Hartigan-O’Connor, University of California-Davis.

April 2008

Jeffery Kaja, PhD Candidate in History, University of Michigan, PEAES Postdoctoral Fellow, Shewing the Course”: Defining the Role of Public Highways in Early Pennsylvania, 1680-1800.

November 2007

Dr. Jonathan Chu, PEAES Postdoctoral Fellow, Reorienting American Trade: The Origins of the China Trade and the Development Of A National Investment Community.

February 2007

Candice Harrison, PEAES Dissertation Fellow and McNeil Center Fellow, A Jack of All Spades: The Public Market in Revolutionary Philadelphia.

October 2006

Jessica Lepler, PEAES Dissertation Fellow, “In the Name of the Merchants of New York and the People of the United States”: Harnessing the Power of the Panic of 1837.

March 2006

Rohit T. Aggarwala, PEAES Postdoctoral Fellow, “To be soon the metropolis of all the continent’”: The Origins of the Philadelphia-New York rivalry, 1681-1781.

January 2006

James Fichter, PEAES Dissertation Fellow, Dreams of Avarice: The First Generation of American Millionaires, 1792-1802.

November 2005

Francois Furstenberg, University of Montreal and PEAES Postdoctoral Fellow, French Émigrés to Philadelphia: The French Atlantic World and the Political, Social, and Economic Development of the Early U.S. Republic, 1789-1803.

November 2004

Brian Luskey, PEAES Postdoctoral Fellow, Manliness and Respectability: White-Collar Workers in Antebellum America.

June 2004

Brian Schoen, PEAES Advanced Research Fellow, Free Trade and Unfree Labor: Cotton and the Transformation of Early National Economic Thought.

November 2003

Linzy Brekke, PhD Candidate at Harvard University and PEAES Dissertation Fellow, “The Scourge of Fashion”: Clothing and Cultural Anxiety in the Political Economy of the Early Republic, 1783-1800.

April 2003

Jane Merritt, Old Dominion University, Tea Traders and the Ambivalent American Moral Economy. Michelle Craig, University of Michigan, The Coffeehouse Debates: Platforms for Philadelphia’s Revolutionary Protest.

August 2002

Stephen A. Mihm, New York University, Making Money: Bank Notes, Counterfeiting, and Confidence, 1789-1877.

April 2002

Shawn Kimmel, University of Michigan and PEAES Dissertation Fellow, Sentimental Police in the Political Economy of Mathew Carey’s Philanthropies.

March 2002

Adrienne Hood, University of Toronto, Quakers as Consumers: Museum Collections, Material Culture, and Early American History. Co-sponsored with the McNeil Center for Early American Studies, Temple University Seminar on Social History and Theory, and Temple University’s Women’s Studies Program.

November 2001

Seth Rockman, Occidental College and PEAES Advanced Research Fellow, Unsteady Labor in Unsteady Times: Urban Workers at the Forefront of Early Republic Capitalism.

March 2001

Donna Rilling, SUNY Stony Brook and PEAES Advanced Research Fellow, In Defense of Polluting the Nineteenth-Century Metropolis.

December 2000

Winifred Rothenberg, Tufts University, Mortgage Credit as a Process of Rural Capital Formation in Colonial Massachusetts: Middlesex County, 1642-1776.

October 2000

Kate Carté, University of Wisconsin-Madison and PEAES Dissertation Fellow, The Strangers’ Store: Religion and Retail in Moravian Bethlehem, 1753-1775.

May 2000

Andrew O’Shaughnessy, University of Wisconsin at Oshkosh, The Other Road to Yorktown: St. Eustatius and Illicit Trade in the British Caribbean during the Revolutionary War.

March 2000

Sean Adams, University of Central Florida and PEAES Advanced Research Fellow, Richmond’s Pits vs. The Commonwealth’s Fuel: Economic Competition in the Early American Coal Trade.

January 2000

Jamie Bronstein, New Mexico State University, Caught in the Machinery: Workplace Accidents and Injured Workers in Early 19th-Century America and Britain.

November 1999

Sarah Kidd, University of Missouri, “To be harassed by my creditors is a fate worse than death”: Implications of the Panic of 1819.

September 1999

David Hancock, University of Michigan and Library Company Fellow, The Atlantic World of a Backcountry Merchant.