New Haven : Yale University Press, c1986- Current frequency: Semiannual, spring 1991-
Part of the Tales of the Early Republic Web Project
Very good statement of the philosophy of the "New Institutional History" by author of Spreading the News the American postal system from Franklin to Morse.
Criticizes a tendency to see historic causation exclusively from the "bottom up", and in particular, to trace everything back to global phenomena, such as economics, class interests, ethnicity, interaction with the environment, etc.
Copyright 1998 by Hal Morris, Hopatcong, NJ
RETURN TO 'Tales of the Early Republic' HOME PAGE