List of Contributors

Emerson W. Baker is a professor of history at Salem State University. His most recent book is The Devil of Great Island: Witchcraft and Conflict in Early New England (2007). He is currently writing a history of the Salem witch trials for Oxford University Press.

Georgia B. Barnhill is director of the Center for Historic American Visual Culture at the American Antiquarian Society where she was curator of the graphic arts collection for over forty years.

Wendy Bellion is an associate professor of American art history at the University of Delaware. She is the author of Citizen Spectator: Art, Illusion, and Visual Perception in Early National America (2011) and essays about Charles Willson Peale, William Birch, and Patience Wright, among other subjects. Her current project explores sculpture and iconoclasm in American history.

Martin Brückner is an associate professor in English and Material Culture Studies at the University of Delaware. He is the author of The Geographic Revolution in Early America: Maps, Literacy, and National Identity (2006) and the editor of Early American Cartographies (2011). He has published widely on the relationship between cartography, literature, visual culture, and social history in America between 1700 and 1900.

Steven C. Bullock is a professor of history at Worcester Polytechnic Institute. He is the author of Revolutionary Brotherhood: Freemasonry and the Transformation of the American Social Order, 1730-1840 (1996) and The American Revolution: A History in Documents (2003). He is completing a project on “The Politics of Politeness: Gentility, Government, and Power in the American Provinces, 1688-1776.”

Patricia Johnston recently joined the faculty of the College of Holy Ceross as the Rev. J. Gerard Mears, S. J., Chair in Fine Arts; previously she was a professor of art history at Salem State University, author of Real Fantasies: Edward Steichen’s Advertising Photography (1997), and editor of Seeing High and Low: Representing Social Conflict in American Visual Culture (2006). Her current research examines the influence of global trade on visual arts during the Early Republic.

Catherine E. Kelly teaches history at the University of Oklahoma. She is the author of the prize-winning In the New England Fashion: Reshaping Women’s Lives in the Nineteenth Century (1999) and co-editor of Reading Women: Literacy, Authorship, and Culture in the Atlantic World, 1500-1800 (2008). Her essay in this volume is part of a forthcoming study on visual culture in the early American republic.

Katherine Stebbins McCaffrey is an Assistant Dean at Hult International Business School, where she teaches communications. She is at work revising her dissertation, Reading Glasses: Consuming Spectacles in the Age of Franklin.

Kevin Muller’s research focuses on themes of identity and representations of cultural exchange in American art. His essays have appeared in American Art and Winterthur Portfolio. He currently teaches and curates in the San Francisco Bay area.

Martha J. McNamara is Director of the New England Arts and Architecture Program in the Department of Art at Wellesley College and the Corresponding Secretary of the Colonial Society of Massachusetts. She is the author of From Tavern to Courthouse: Architecture and Ritual in American Law, 1658-1860 (2004) as well as a number of essays in scholarly journals. Her current project is a study of the New England landscape in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries.

Kevin D. Murphy is John Rewald Professor and Executive Officer in the Ph.D. Program in Art History at the CUNY Graduate Center. He is the author of articles in scholarly and popular journals, as well as of the book, Jonathan Fisher of Blue Hill, Maine: Commerce, Culture and Community on the Eastern Frontier (2010).

Katherine Rieder received her Ph.D. from Harvard’s History of American Civilization program in 2009. She focuses on American art and material culture, the eighteenth century in particular, and has held fellowships from the Henry Luce Foundation, the Smithsonian American Art Museum, and Winterthur. Katherine is currently working on her book manuscript Possession: People and Things during the American Revolution, which examines the multiple meanings and movements of objects, particularly those belonging to loyalists, during the war.