Papers and Presentations

Project members presenting at conferences


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" Many historians had previously considered the records lost for all time." - Pamela H. Sacks Worcester T&G

"One of the strangest and most heroic tales in the annals of American historical research..." - Jill Lepore The New Yorker

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Upcoming Presentations

Past Presentations

Society for Historians of the Early American Republic
2011 Annual Meeting
July 14-17, 2011, Philadelphia, PA

Society for Historians of the Early American Republic
2008 Annual Meeting
July 17-20, 2008, Philadelphia, PA

New England Historical Association
Fall Conference
Worcester Polytechnical Institute
October 20, 2007

The Fourteenth annual conference
The association of British American Nineteenth Century Historians
Friday 12th to Sunday 15th October 2007
Held at Madingley Hall, near Cambridge

Society of American Archivists
2007 Annual Meeting
August 29 - September 2, 2007
Chicago, IL

Society for Historians of the Early American Republic
2007 Annual Meeting
July 19-22, 2007, Worcester, MA

Open Source History: Making History Public
American Association for History and Computing
April 19-21, 2007
Brown University, Providence, RI

American Values, American Practices:
The Centennial Meeting of the Organization of American Historians
March 29-April 1, 2007
Presenters: Thomas Knoles, Philip Lampi, Krista Ferrante, Andrew Robertson and Anne Sauer

Lecture on the Election of 1800
Harvard University
November 2004
Philip Lampi and Jill Lepore

The First Democracy, 1789-1820
British American Nineteenth Century Historians, Tenth Anniversary Conference, Cambridge, England
October 2003
Philip Lampi "The Reaction to the Embargo and the Federalist Revival, 1808-16."
Jeffrey L. Pasley "Jeffersonian Democracy as a Social Movement."
Andrew Robertson "The First Party System: New Reflections on 'Deferential-Participants."
Donald Ratcliffe, Chair
William G. Shade, Commentator.

Presentation on the Election of 1824 a curriculum unit for middle-school students
American Antiquarian Society
August 2001
Presenter: Philip Lampi

Paper on the Election of 1800
Social Science History Association 2000 Annual Meeting
October 2000
Presenters: Philip Lampi, Jeff Pasley and Andrew Robertson

Lecture on the Election of 1800
American Antiquarian Society
October 2000
Presenters: Philip Lampi, Andrew Robertson and Richard Rosenfeld

Panel discussion on the Election of 1800
American Historical Association 114th Annual Meeting in Chicago.
January 2000
Philip Lampi

Research Citations

Research cited by numerous scholars working in the early national period include:

Joyce Appleby
Inheriting the Revolution: The First Generation of Americans (Harvard University Press, 2000)

George Athan Billias
The American Revolution : how revolutionary was it? (Holt, Reinhart and Winston, 1970)

David Alan Bohmer
Voting behavior during the first American party system Maryland 1796-1816 (Thesis, University of Michigan, 1974)

John L. Brooke
The heart of the Commonwealth : society and political culture in Worcester County, Massachusetts, 1713-1861 (Cambridge University Press, 1989)

Columbia Rising: Civil Life on the Upper Hudson from the Revolution to the Age of Jackson. (University of North Carolina Press, 2014)

James Broussard
The Southern Federalists, 1800-1816 (Louisiana State University Press, 1977)

Walter Dean Burnham
Democracy in the making : American government and politics (Prentice-Hall, 1983)
Critical elections and the mainsprings of American politics. (Norton, 1970)

Michael J. Dubin
United States Congressional Elections, 1788-1997: The Official Results of the Elections of the 1st through 105th Congresses (McFarland, 1998)
United States Presidential Elections, 1788-1860: the Official Results by State and County. (McFarland, 2002)
United States Gubernatorial Elections, 1776-1860: the Official Results by State and County. (McFarland, 2003)
Party Affiliations in the State Legislatures: a Year by year Summary, 1796-2006.(McFarland, 2007)

David Hackett Fischer
The revolution of American conservatism; the Federalist Party in the era of Jeffersonian democracy. (Harper Row, 1965)

Ronald P Formisano
The transformation of political culture : Massachusetts parties, 1790s-1840s (Oxford University Press, 1983)

William J. Gilmore
Reading becomes a necessity of life : material and cultural life in rural New England, 1780-1835 (University of Tennessee Press, 1989)

Roy R. Glashan
American governors and gubernatorial elections, 1775-1978(Meckler Books, 1979)

David Houpt
"Critical Mases: Celebratory Politics and Political Mobilization in the Congressional Election of 1794" Delivered at SHEAR 2011 Annual Meeting

Daniel P. Jordan
Political Leadership in Jefferson's Virginia (University Press of Virginia, 1983)

Kenneth C. Martis
The Historical Atlas of Political Parties in the United States Congress 1789-1989 (Macmillan, 1989)

Richard Patrick McCormick
The presidential game : the origins of American presidential politics (Oxford University Press, 1982)

Jeffrey A. Pasley
"The Tyranny of Printers": Newspaper Politics in the Early American Republic (University of Virginia Press, 2001)

The first presidential contest: 1796 and the founding of American democracy (University Press of Kansas, 2013)

Jeffrey A. Pasley, Andrew W. Robertson, and David Waldstreicher, eds.
Beyond the Founders: New Approaches to the Political History of the Early American Republic (University of North Carolina Press, 2003)

Daniel Peart
"An 'Era of No Feeling'? Rethinking the Periodization of Early U.S. Politics" Delivered at SHEAR 2011 Annual Meeting

Era of experimentation: American political practices in the early republic. (University of Virginia Press, 2014)

Donald J. Ratcliffe
Party Spirit in a Frontier Republic: Democratic Politics in Ohio 1793-1821

Liam Riordan
Many Identities, One Nation. (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2007.)

Andrew W. Robertson
The Language of Democracy: Political Rhetoric in the United States and Britain, 1790-1900 (Cornell University Press, 1995)

Randolph A. Roth
The Democratic Dilemma: Religion, Reform, and the Social Order in the Connecticut River Valley of Vermont, 1791-1850 (Cambridge University Press, 1987)

William G. Shade
Democratizing the Old Dominion: Virginia and the Second Party System, 1824-1861 (University Press of Virginia, 1996)

Gordon S. Wood
Empire of Liberty: A History of the Early Republic, 1789-1815 (Oxford University Press, 2009)

Rosemarie Zagarri
Revolutionary Backlash: Women and Politics in the Early American Republic (University of Pennsylvannia Press, 2007)

Related Websites

National Archives U.S. Electoral College

Pennsylvania Gubernatorial Election Returns (1789-2003) Harold Cox, Professor of History, Emeritus, Wilkes University

Political Graveyard The Web Site That Tells Where the Dead Politicians are Buried. By Lawrence Kestenbaum

DataPASSData Preservation Alliance for the Social Sciences

United States Historical Election Returns Series ICPSR: Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research.

Newberry Library Atlas of Historical County Boundaries