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www.common-place.org · VOL. 04 · NO. 01 · October 2003

Talk of the Past
Jill Lepore
The Sea in Me Blood
When did pirates get to be so funny?

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Concord
Robert A. Gross
Commemorating Concord
How a New England town invented itself

James W. Cook
Dancing across the Color Line
Mixtures and markets from New York’s Five Points

Jon T. Coleman
Terms of Dismemberment
Wolf heads and America’s long colonial past

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Reviews
Brian Cowan
Coffee and the Baroque Noir Novel
Review of The Coffee Trader by David Liss

John E. Crowley
Alcoholic License
Review of Taverns and Drinking in Early America by Sharon V. Salinger

Cornelia Hughes Dayton
Getting Beyond "Who Done It"
Review of Killed Strangely by Elaine Forman Crane

Daniel W. Howe
The Enduring Emerson
Review of Emerson by Lawrence Buell

James E. Lewis Jr.
A Story So Immense
Review of A Wilderness So Immense by Jon Kukla

David Waldstreicher
Redressing Early America
Review of What Clothes Reveal by Linda Baumgarten

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Ask the author
Thomas P. Slaughter
Rediscovering Lewis and Clark
Separating the human from the heroic

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Tales from the Vault
John Fea
Research as Relationship
On the road with an early Americanist in the South Jersey countryside

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Vox Pop
Eric Stange
Liten up
The debut of History Detectives on PBS

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The Common School
Sarah Cooper
My Dinner with GW
Eighth graders learn history through current events

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Object Lessons
Chris Packard
Self-Fashioning in Sarah Goodridge’s Self-Portraits
A painter renders herselves in miniature

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