Sexual Harassment: A Reference Handbook (ABC-CLIO 2020)

Rape Cultures and Survivors: An International Perspective (co-edited with Tuba Inal) (Praeger 2018)

Encyclopedia of Rape and Sexual Violence (ABC-CLIO, 2018)

The World of the American Revolution: A Daily Life Encyclopedia (ABC-CLIO, 2015)

Cultural Encyclopedia of the Breast (Rowman and Littlefield, 2014)

History of American Cooking (ABC-Clio, January, 2013)

Women’s Roles in 18th Century America (Greenwood Press, 2010)

Women’s Roles in 17th Century America (Greenwood Press, 2008)

The Greenwood Encyclopedia of Love, Courtship, and Sexuality Through History editor
of vol. 4 of 6-volume set (Greenwood Press, 2008)

Encyclopedia of Rape (Greenwood Press, 2004)

Sex Without Consent: Rape and Sexual Coercion in America, edited volume (New York
University Press,2001)

Sex and Sexuality in Early America, edited volume, (New York University Press, 1998)

Breaking the Bonds: Marital Discord in Pennsylvania, 1730-1830 (New York University

“The Bartram Women: Farm Wives, Artists, Botanists, and Entrepreneurs,” The Bartram
Broadside (Winter 2001)

New York State Regent’s Exam: U.S. History and Government, co-author, study guide,
(Kaplan/Simon &Schuster, 1997).

“‘Unnatural Mothers’: Infanticide, Child Abuse, and Motherhood in the Mid-Atlantic,
1730-1830,” in Over the Threshold: Violence in Early America, Christine Daniels,ed.,
(Routledge, 1999).

“‘Whers gone to she knows not’: Desertion and Widowhood in Early Pennsylvania,” in
Women and Freedom in Early America, Larry Eldridge,ed. (New York University Press,

20 Responses to “Publications”
  1. sknicholls says:

    Your topics of writing interest me greatly. I could see me buying any number of these for reference with my own writing! You have been very busy 🙂

    • merrildsmith says:

      Thank you so much!I should have two more out within the next two years. They tend to be expensive, but perhaps your library would order them! 🙂
      Your book sounds very interesting, too, and I’m enjoying your blog!

  2. edrea lozon says:

    Hello, I am a grade 12 student currently doing a thirty minuet multi-media presentation for my grade 12 university English class. My topic for my presentation is how white slave owners in the time of slavery treated colored women like less than an animal , however they used them and had sexual relations with them . As one of my research resources I am using your chapter titled ” The Sexual Life of an Eighteenth-Century Jamaican Slave Overseer” from Sex and Sexuality in Early America and I had a few questions for you. I was wondering why you chose to take interest in this topic and what your thought and opinions were. It would be greatly appreciated to hear back from you , thankyou!! 🙂

    • merrildsmith says:

      Hi Edrea,
      Thank you for your interest in my work! As you can see, that article was written by Trevor Burnard, who has written extensively on the subject, including a book on Thomas Thistlewood.
      I decided to do that book because of information I encountered while undertaking research for a previous work, and then someone suggested I do an edited volume.
      Good luck with your project!

  3. reocochran says:

    These are such intricate, intensive collections in your books. You collated, edited and sorted. . . I cannot imagine looking through the archives and sifting information until you found meaningful and applicable subjects. My eyes would have some trouble with this, my mind may not expand this wide (far) to encompass the vast bodies of work.
    I am very impressed! Sincerely, Robin Cochran

  4. viv says:

    Hi 🙂
    I’m a design student in Germany, currently writing my Bachelor Thesis about Topfreedom. I would like to read your Cultural Encyclopedia of the Breast, but I’m struggling to find it anywhere to buy here in Europe. (and the only ebook version is much more expensive than the actual book – being 91$).
    Do you know if I could have access somehow to an affordable digital version of it for my research?
    This would be a huge help!

    • merrildsmith says:

      Hi Vivian,
      There are ebook versions on Amazon and on the publishers Web site. I know they’re expensive. Yes, $91. It’s a reference book, and they are always expensive! Perhaps your university library could get access for you?
      Best of luck with your thesis!

      • viv says:

        Thank you very much for your quick reply!
        I’ll ask my University if this is possible, thank you for the hint.

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