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Editors’ Note

Editors’ Note This special issue, “Writing To and From the Revolution,” is the prodjoint uct of a two-year collaboration with the William and Mary Quarterly aimed at reconsidering the ways in which the American Revolution served as a watershed separating the colonial and national periods and, by extension, much of the scholarship in the WMQ from that in the JER. We began with a series of questions: How and why does it matter that many of us still write to or from the Revolution? Are there better ways to conceptualize change and continuity? How has writing to or from the Revolution shaped the ways in which we have written about the Revolution itself ? Taken together, the essays collected in the two journals help us to see the American Revolution in new ways while pushing us to think The joint about the implications of writing to or from the Revolution. The special issue’s introduction and conclusion, written by by Alan S. Taylor and issue’s introduction and conclusion, written Alan Taylor and Serena R. Zabin, respectively, are are published in the WMQ andthe JER, but Serena Zabin, respectively, published in the WMQ and the JER, the journals contain different rosters of http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of the Early Republic University of Pennsylvania Press

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

This special issue, “Writing To and From the Revolution,” is the prodjoint uct of a two-year collaboration with the William and Mary Quarterly aimed at reconsidering the ways in which the American Revolution served as a watershed separating the colonial and national periods and, by extension, much of the scholarship in the WMQ from that in the JER. We began with a series of questions: How and why does it matter that many of us still write to or from the Revolution? Are there better ways to conceptualize change and continuity? How has writing to or from the Revolution shaped the ways in which we have written about the Revolution itself ? Taken together, the essays collected in the two journals help us to see the American Revolution in new ways while pushing us to think The joint about the implications of writing to or from the Revolution. The special issue’s introduction and conclusion, written by by Alan S. Taylor and issue’s introduction and conclusion, written Alan Taylor and Serena R. Zabin, respectively, are are published in the WMQ andthe JER, but Serena Zabin, respectively, published in the WMQ and the JER, the journals contain different rosters of

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Journal of the Early RepublicUniversity of Pennsylvania Press

Published: Oct 31, 2017

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