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Robert Love’s Warnings: Searching for Strangers in Colonial Boston by Cornelia H. Dayton and Sharon V. Salinge, and: Taming Lust: Crimes Against Nature in the Early Republic by Doron S. Ben-Atar and Richard D. Brown (review)

Robert Love’s Warnings: Searching for Strangers in Colonial Boston by Cornelia H. Dayton and... REVIEWS � 313 ‘‘With a Song in Their Hands: Incendiary De ´cimas from the Texas and Louisiana Borderlands during a Revolutionary Age,’’ in Early American Studies (2014). She is currently working on a book project called ‘‘More than Six Flags: Histories of an East Texas Place from the Caddos to the Texans.’’ Robert Love’s Warnings: Searching for Strangers in Colonial Boston. By Cornelia H. Dayton and Sharon V. Salinger. (Philadelphia: Univer- sity of Pennsylvania Press, 2014. Pp. 272. Cloth, $34.95.) Taming Lust: Crimes Against Nature in the Early Republic.By Doron S. Ben-Atar and Richard D. Brown. (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2014. Pp. 216. Cloth, $34.95.) Reviewed by Thomas J. Humphrey Over the past forty years, historians have produced a veritable moun- tain of studies that may best be described as microhistories. When writ- ing microhistories, historians often invoke a specific moment, or a few moments, from a subject’s life to reach some broader conclusions of Two recent books provide excellent examples that subject’s community. of microhistory. In Robert Love’s Warnings, Cornelia H. Dayton and Sharon V. Salinger study the copybooks and warnings issued by Robert Love to investigate the region’s mobile working population. In doing so, they uncover http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of the Early Republic University of Pennsylvania Press

Robert Love’s Warnings: Searching for Strangers in Colonial Boston by Cornelia H. Dayton and Sharon V. Salinge, and: Taming Lust: Crimes Against Nature in the Early Republic by Doron S. Ben-Atar and Richard D. Brown (review)

Journal of the Early Republic , Volume 35 (2) – Apr 29, 2015

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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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1553-0620

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REVIEWS � 313 ‘‘With a Song in Their Hands: Incendiary De ´cimas from the Texas and Louisiana Borderlands during a Revolutionary Age,’’ in Early American Studies (2014). She is currently working on a book project called ‘‘More than Six Flags: Histories of an East Texas Place from the Caddos to the Texans.’’ Robert Love’s Warnings: Searching for Strangers in Colonial Boston. By Cornelia H. Dayton and Sharon V. Salinger. (Philadelphia: Univer- sity of Pennsylvania Press, 2014. Pp. 272. Cloth, $34.95.) Taming Lust: Crimes Against Nature in the Early Republic.By Doron S. Ben-Atar and Richard D. Brown. (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2014. Pp. 216. Cloth, $34.95.) Reviewed by Thomas J. Humphrey Over the past forty years, historians have produced a veritable moun- tain of studies that may best be described as microhistories. When writ- ing microhistories, historians often invoke a specific moment, or a few moments, from a subject’s life to reach some broader conclusions of Two recent books provide excellent examples that subject’s community. of microhistory. In Robert Love’s Warnings, Cornelia H. Dayton and Sharon V. Salinger study the copybooks and warnings issued by Robert Love to investigate the region’s mobile working population. In doing so, they uncover

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Journal of the Early RepublicUniversity of Pennsylvania Press

Published: Apr 29, 2015

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