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Editor’s Page Embarassment of Riches I've said it before and no doubt I'll have occasion to say it again, but work in our field gets better with every passing year. Any doubts on this score can be settled by reflecting back to last July's superb conference, organized under the direction of Seth Rockman (Program Committee Chair) and Craig Friend (Local Arrangements Chair). The breadth of topics and the dynamism of approaches was both inspiring and humbling. This is as true of work recently published as it is of work in progress. Consider the prizes awarded at the 2015 Banquet: The Ralph D. Gray Prize for the best article published in this journal in 2014 was awarded to Shane White, for ``Freedom's First Con: African Americans and Changing Notes in New York City,'' a beautifully written essay that re-imagines people and processes that we thought we understood. As Prize Committee members David Head, Reeve Huston, and Fay Yarbrough put it, ``By asking how people who had only recently secured their freedom from slavery managed the dicey business of exchanging notes and dumping bogus bills--how they `engaged in that most American business of getting ahead'--White reveals how the antebellum monetary system played http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of the Early Republic University of Pennsylvania Press

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Journal of the Early Republic , Volume 35 (4) – Feb 5, 2015

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Copyright © 2008 Society for Historians of the Early American Republic.
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Abstract

Embarassment of Riches I've said it before and no doubt I'll have occasion to say it again, but work in our field gets better with every passing year. Any doubts on this score can be settled by reflecting back to last July's superb conference, organized under the direction of Seth Rockman (Program Committee Chair) and Craig Friend (Local Arrangements Chair). The breadth of topics and the dynamism of approaches was both inspiring and humbling. This is as true of work recently published as it is of work in progress. Consider the prizes awarded at the 2015 Banquet: The Ralph D. Gray Prize for the best article published in this journal in 2014 was awarded to Shane White, for ``Freedom's First Con: African Americans and Changing Notes in New York City,'' a beautifully written essay that re-imagines people and processes that we thought we understood. As Prize Committee members David Head, Reeve Huston, and Fay Yarbrough put it, ``By asking how people who had only recently secured their freedom from slavery managed the dicey business of exchanging notes and dumping bogus bills--how they `engaged in that most American business of getting ahead'--White reveals how the antebellum monetary system played

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Journal of the Early RepublicUniversity of Pennsylvania Press

Published: Feb 5, 2015

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