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Sex Among the Rabble: An Intimate History of Gender and Power in the Age of Revolution, Philadelphia, 1730–1830 (review)

Sex Among the Rabble: An Intimate History of Gender and Power in the Age of Revolution,... JOURNAL OF THE EARLY REPUBLIC (Spring 2007) might disagree with parts of Roberts's case (e.g., his use of the notorious William Duer as his example of typical Hamiltonian economic behavior), he has raised a number of questions that ought to be reckoned with in our assessments of the early republic's political economy. In the realm of foreign policy (certainly an important consideration for Hamilton), Daniel G. Lang's ``Hamilton and Haiti'' is an excellent study of Hamilton's--and by extension, Americans'--perceptions surrounding the Haitian state, the creation of which is one of the more understudied issues of this period. Taken together, these two volumes are indeed useful contributions--as opposed to hagiographic offerings--to the historiography of the early republic. They each demonstrate well how studies of elites can still speak to the broader issues of the time, particularly those associated with the process of state-building and the creation of political identities within that framework. Scholars whose interests include the political, diplomatic, and economic aspects of the early republic will find these works rewarding additions to their reading. Ke vin M . Ga nno n is an assistant professor at Grand View College. His current project is a book manuscript entitled Nationalism's http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of the Early Republic University of Pennsylvania Press

Sex Among the Rabble: An Intimate History of Gender and Power in the Age of Revolution, Philadelphia, 1730–1830 (review)

Journal of the Early Republic , Volume 27 (1) – Feb 23, 2007

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JOURNAL OF THE EARLY REPUBLIC (Spring 2007) might disagree with parts of Roberts's case (e.g., his use of the notorious William Duer as his example of typical Hamiltonian economic behavior), he has raised a number of questions that ought to be reckoned with in our assessments of the early republic's political economy. In the realm of foreign policy (certainly an important consideration for Hamilton), Daniel G. Lang's ``Hamilton and Haiti'' is an excellent study of Hamilton's--and by extension, Americans'--perceptions surrounding the Haitian state, the creation of which is one of the more understudied issues of this period. Taken together, these two volumes are indeed useful contributions--as opposed to hagiographic offerings--to the historiography of the early republic. They each demonstrate well how studies of elites can still speak to the broader issues of the time, particularly those associated with the process of state-building and the creation of political identities within that framework. Scholars whose interests include the political, diplomatic, and economic aspects of the early republic will find these works rewarding additions to their reading. Ke vin M . Ga nno n is an assistant professor at Grand View College. His current project is a book manuscript entitled Nationalism's

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Journal of the Early RepublicUniversity of Pennsylvania Press

Published: Feb 23, 2007

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