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Eric Slauter, “History, Literature and the Atlantic World,” William and Mary Quarterly, 3d Ser., 65:1 (January 2008): 135-166. Responses by Alison Games, Bryan Waterman, Eliga H. Gould, and Elizabeth Maddock Dillon (WMQ, pp. 167-186). Electronic version here

Mark Knights, 'The pursuit of self-interest and the creation of "old corruption"' - working paper - available here

Dierks, Konstantin, In My Power: Letter Writing and Communications in Early America (Philadelphia, 2009), chapter two. Electronic version here

This is Enlightenment, ed. Clifford Siskin and William Warner (Chicago, 2010). Introduction by Siskin and Warner (pp. 1-37); essays by Mary Poovey (“Money Matters,” pp. 323-335), Ian Baucom (“Extraordinary Expenditure,” pp. 336-356), and Michael Warner (“The Preacher’s Footing,” pp. 368-383). electronic version here

Benjamin Heller, “The “Mene Peuple” and the Polite Spectator: The Individual in the Crowd at Eighteenth-Century London Fairs,” Past & Present, 208 (2010), 131-57. An on-line version of this is available at http://past.oxfordjournals.org/content/208/1/131.extract