Isaac Kramnick (Cornell): Lockean Liberalism and the American Revolution. From the Journal of Transnational American Studies, David Faflik (SDSU): Housing the "Other" Half: American Studies' Global Urban Turn; and Bryce Traister (UWO): The Object of Study; or, Are We Being Transnational Yet? A review of The Mind of a Patriot: Patrick Henry and the World of Ideas by Kevin J. Hayes. From Slate, John Dickerson on risk, the story of America's greatest idea. From History Now, a special issue on Andrew Jackson and his world. More and more and more on A New Literary History of America by Greil Marcus and Werner Sollors. A review of The Cracked Bell: America and the Afflictions of Liberty by Tristram Riley-Smith. A review of Lost States: True Stories of Texlahoma, Transylvania, and Other States That Never Made It by Michael J. Trinklein (and more and more and more and more and more and more). Real America: Abram Sauer on the Treasure Hunters Roadshow and their small-town newspaper grift. A.C. Grayling on Ralph Waldo Emerson, Olympian mind. A review of Condom Nation: The U.S. Government's Sex Education Campaign from World War I to the Internet by Alexandra M. Lord (and more). A genuinely global figure, Thomas Paine anticipated modern ideas on human rights, atheism and rationalism; David Nash looks at his enduring impact. A review of Radio's Hidden Voice: The Origins of Public Broadcasting in the United States by Hugh Richard Slotten. Claude S. Fischer on his book Made in America: A Social History of American Culture and Character. David O’Neill reviews Knickerbocker: The Myth Behind New York by Elizabeth L. Bradley. A review of The Political Worlds of Slavery and Freedom by Steven Hahn. A review of Betsy Ross and the Making of America by Marla R. Miller.