Sometimes we find new ways of seeing by facing the wrong direction.
New information on Henry Box Brown, an enslaved man who would turn escape into an art form.
The gap between academic and popular understandings of early American topics is an enduring challenge for early Americanists. In the case of Thanksgiving, that gap is widening.
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For all its virtues, something was lost in translation.
Frances Ellen Watkins Harper’s first book of poems had been considered lost to history for well over one hundred years. Johanna Ortner shares the tale of recovering this incredibly valuable text–and shares the text itself–with the readers of Common-place.