In addition to his books, Dr. Spero has published a several of articles, essays, and reviews on early American history and culture.  Please see below for links to some of Dr. Spero’s other publications.  For a full CV, please click here.



Guest Editor

Journal Articles

  • “The Conojocular War: The Politics of Colonial Competition, 1732-1737,” Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography (Fall 2012)
  • “The Revolution in Popular Publications: The Almanac and New England Primer, 1750-1800,” in Early American Studies (Winter 2009 in special edition entitled The Atlantic World of Print in the Age of Franklin, Rosalind Remer and James Green, special editors.)

Book Chapters

Invited Essays

  • “The Other Theater: The War for American Independence beyond the Colonies,” History Now, edited by Carol Berkin (Gilder-Lehrman Institute, Winter 2013)
  • “The William Smith House: Mobilizing the Frontier in the 18th and 21st Centuries,” Pennsylvania History (Winter 2012)
  • “Recreating James Smith at the Pennsylvania State Archives,” Pennsylvania History (Autumn, 2009)



  • “A Negotiated Revolution,” Review of Benjamin Irvin, Clothed in Robes of Sovereignty (Oxford, 2011) and Barbara Clark Smith, The Freedom’s We Lost (The New Press, 2011) in Reviews in American History (March 2013)
  • “The Landscape of Life on the Mid-Atlantic Frontier,” Review essay of Kevin Kenny, Peaceable Kingdom Lost: The Paxton Boys and the Destruction of William Penn’s Holy Experiment (Oxford, 2009) and David Preston, The Texture of Contact: European and Indian Settler Communities on the Frontiers of Iroquoia, 1667-1783 (Nebraska, 2009) in Reviews in American History (March, 2011)
  • “Matters of Perspective: Interpreting the Revolutionary Frontier,” Review Essay of Terry Bouton, Taming Democracy: “The People,” The Founders, and the Troubled Ending of the American Revolution, Patrick Griffin, American Leviathan: Empire, Nation, and Revolutionary Frontier, and Peter Silver, Our Savage Neighbors: How Indian War Shaped America in The Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography, July 2008

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