New Book Review editor of the JER

Andrew Shankman and David Waldstreicher are delighted to announce that Whitney Martinko of Villanova University has joined their editorial team at the Journal of the Early Republic. She will team with Jess Roney as co-book review editors.

Whitney Martinko has held long-term residential fellowships at the American Antiquarian Society, McNeil Center for Early American Studies, and the National Museum of American History as well as research fellowships at Winterthur, the Huntington Library, the Phillips Library at the Peabody-Essex Museum, and a variety of state historical societies. Her writing has appeared in Landscape Architecture MagazineNew England QuarterlyBuildings and LandscapesCommon-Place, and an edited volume, Documenting History, Charting Progress, Exploring the World: Nineteenth-Century Photographs of Architecture. Her first book, The Permanence of the Past: Preservation and Public Property in the Early United States, will be published in the Early American Studies series by Penn Press.

Congratulations, Whitney, and welcome to the JER.

–Craig Thompson Friend, SHEAR president

ANN: Introducing the New Editors of the JER

We are pleased to introduce the new co-editors of the Journal of the Early Republic, following the excellent leadership of retiring editor, Cathy Kelly. Andrew Shankman of Rutgers University-Camden and David Waldstreicher of the Graduate Center of the City University of New York will assume the editorship of the journal at the conclusion of SHEAR’s annual meeting in July 2018.

Andrew Shankman is a historian of the American Revolution and founding era, and author of Original Intents: Hamilton, Jefferson, Madison, and the American Founding (2017) and Crucible of American Democracy: The Struggle to Fuse Egalitarianism and Capitalism in Jeffersonian Pennsylvania (2004). He edited Anglicizing America: Empire, Revolution, Republic (2015) and The World of the Revolutionary American Republic: Land, Labor and the Conflict for a Continent (2014).

David Waldstreicher is a historian of early and nineteenth-century America, and author of Slavery’s Constitution: From Revolution to Ratification (2009); Runaway America: Benjamin Franklin, Slavery and the American Revolution (2004); and In the Midst of Perpetual Fetes: The Making of American Nationalism, 1776-1820 (1997). As editor, his books include A Companion to John Adams and John Quincy Adams (2013), A Companion to Benjamin Franklin (2011), and The Struggle Against Slavery: A History in Documents (2001). He also served as co-editor of the Journal of the Early Republic from 2013 to 2014.

The Journal of the Early Republic is a quarterly journal committed to publishing the best scholarship on the history and culture of the United States in the years of the early republic (1776–1861). JER is published for the Society for Historians of the Early American Republic. We welcome submissions for the journal, along with proposals for special issues and expressions of interest in joining the editorial board or reviewing books. Please make inquiries at

Sincere gratitude is owed Cathy Kelly for her commitment to the journal, her high standards for the journal’s content, and her vision in expanding the JER’s reach via digital and social media presence. She has been an exceptional editor and will be missed. And a warm welcome is extended to our new co-editors.

—Craig Thompson Friend, SHEAR president