As we announced in May, Journal of the Early Americas has been honored as one of the "Ten Best New Magazines of 2011" by the prestigious Library Journal! Please check out the full article titled "Finding Equilibrium" by Steve Black in the May 1, 2012 issue of Library Journal. A few excerpts from the article:
In trying budgetary times, there are two reasons libraries should bother with new magazines. The first is to keep collections fresh and appealing to a variety of patrons. The second is to maintain the library as a place for readers to come across original works that might otherwise escape their notice. Discovering new magazines requires some work, especially since many publishers of newly launched periodicals have limited means of promotion and distribution.......The title suggests this is a scholarly journal, but Journal of the Early Americas is actually for a popular audience of "the discerning re-enactor portraying 1521 to 1848." The articles are research based (complete with endnotes), but color illustrations and a lack of jargon create a magazine well suited to general readers interested in history. Because of the focus on reenactment, there is a large dose of information about clothing, food, tools, and folkways. Journal of the Early Americas expertly portrays the lives of Native Americans and the many immigrants who came to America. A fair portion of articles address military life or campaigns, but the magazine covers topics beyond military reenactment.
- Library Journal - May 1, 2012, Volume 137, No. 8, pages 34-35
We'd like to thank Library Journal for this award and their excellent article. As always, we are always appreciative of your continued support!
We have very exciting news! Journal of the Early Americas has been named one of the "Ten Best New Magazines of 2011" by the prestigious Library Journal! We are honored by the award and will update you with more details shortly! Thank you all for your support!
Journal of the Early Americas
is proud to announce the addition of a new recipes archive to our website! Recipes featured in older issues of our publication will now be posted online. Browse your favorite historical cuisine all in one place!
To browse the archive, simply click on "Recipes"
under the Categories
section of the homepage (in the bottom-right) or under the "more...
" section at the top of every page. We hope you find something you love!
Now, let's start with this tasty syl
labub recipe from our February/March 2011
Chris Cheney's Syllabub
1 pint heavy whipping cream
1 quart port wine or Madeira
1 large fistful dark brown cane sugar, about 1 ½ cups (preferably Muscovado or Turbinado)
1 pint dark rum (preferably black naval rum)
A few hearty grates of freshly-rasped nutmeg
Note: If you do not have a syllabub maker, you may use a wooden spoon or twig whisk in your punch bowl.
Into your syllabub maker, add one pint heavy whipping cream and a large fistful of dark brown cane sugar (maple, Muscovado, or Turbinado). Stroke the syllabub maker until the cream is just starting to firm. Separately combine the dark rum and Madeira. Fill a crystal shrub glass ¾ full of the rum and fortified wine mixture and ladle a nice dollop of the sweetened cream on top. Grate a dusting of nutmeg over the cream and enjoy!
Alternatively, you may choose to combine all of the ingredients into you syllabub maker and whip together.
We hope you like this latest addition to our website! More recipes will be added to the archive soon!
Exciting news! Journal of the Early Americas
was recently featured on national radio by Marketplace
from American Public Media
! Our entire staff was interviewed by Mitchell Hartman from the Entrepreneurship Desk! Please visit Marketplace
and listen to the interview by clicking below!
A direct link to the article can be found here
For a clip of the interview:
For the full 29 minute Marketplace report:
Thanks to all who expressed their support when they heard the interview live! We were contacted by people from all over the US as it was being first aired, and we appreciate all of the encouragement and excitement sent our direction!