The Society of Early Americanists furthers the exchange of ideas and information among scholars of various disciplines who study the literature and culture of America to approximately 1800.


The Society of Early Americanists website is generously hosted by the University of California, Irvine, School of Humanities. We thank UC Irvine, School of Humanities for their excellent support.

Image Caption: Rebecca Ballinger's Sampler, 1830, ID Number: 1989.0343.12, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution ( Credit Line: Gift of Elizabeth G. Cooke (through Sandy G. Patterson).

Updated 09/19/16