I’m not a historian of early America so can’t add much to this already excellent post. I just can’t believe we’re still having this conversation in the 21st century!
I do teach about early America in my U.S. women’s history survey. Undergraduates are very interested in this period, especially in the Nutmeg state where colonial/early America history sites abound. This forces me to (try) to keep with what’s happening in this subfield. Thanks for the tips, Historiann!