An eighteenth-century novel explores how American society handles the collateral damage of capitalism—and who deserves a second chance.
Brothel guides’ positive descriptions of well-behaved, mannered, self-conscious brothelgoers suggested that if such genteel, respectable men allowed themselves to enjoy the sexual pleasures for sale in American cities, then why couldn’t the reader himself?
It turns out that, in legal terms, the mystery of who found the broadside matters a lot less than who lost it.
Penned in 1897 by Julia C. Ferris, a white teacher and local educational leader, the manuscript narrates portions of the life of Jane Clark, an enslaved woman who escaped to Auburn in 1859. This narrative, rich with information about the Underground Railroad, has never been available to scholars, teachers, and lay readers—until now.
Benevolence purchased a respectability that could transcend religious denominations.
To plan for the observation of the events central to the history of seventeenth-century New England, a partnership of organizations and individuals was formed as New England Beginnings in 2015.
As Grasso explains in his introduction, Kelso became a “preacher and schoolteacher turned Civil War guerrilla fighter who subsequently became a congressman calling for the impeachment of President Andrew Johnson, then later a public agnostic, a spiritualist lecturer, and eventually an anarchist.”
This timely piece of work reminds us that the rights we sometimes take for granted have not always been available to all.
#RememberTheLadies: Teaching the Correspondence of John and Abigail Adams in the Age of Social Media
Translating John and Abigail’s correspondence into contemporary social media posts prompted students to look outward and consider the continuities and discontinuities between past and present social media.
Sponsored by The Chipstone Foundation.
What can making now tell us about the past? Or should the past remain untouched?