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www.common-place.org · VOL. 02 · NO. 01 · October 2001
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Talk of the Past
Jill Lepore
No More Kings
Reanimating the American Revolution

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Shoes

Laurel Thatcher Ulrich
A Bed Sheet in Beinecke
Unraveling the age of homespun

Bryan Waterman
Harry Potter, My Daughter, Elihu Smith, and Me
What can a magical British nerd teach us about diaries?

Eric Cheyfitz
Doctrines of Discovery
The foundation of colonialism in federal Indian law

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Reviews
Ann Marie Plane
Searching for Self
Review of Teach Me Dreams by Mechal Sobel

James Kessenides
The Visible Public
Review of City Reading by David M. Henkin

Mark M. Smith
Investigating Patrollers
Review of Slave Patrols by Sally E. Hadden

Rebecca J. Tannenbaum
Midwife Tales
Review of The Dumb Shall Sing, The Blind in Darkness, and The Sea Hath Spoken by Stephen Lewis

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crierPublick Occurences
Jeffrey L. Pasley
And Now for Something Completely Similar
Did the September 11 attacks really mark the beginning of a new era in American history?

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Ask the author
Paul Lussier
Notes of a Historyteller
The relationship between fact and fiction

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Tales from the Vault
Lloyd Presley Pratt
The Undigested History of the Nantucket Atheneum
A renovation yields treasure

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Uncle Sam The Common School
Tracey Melandro
Lobsters on the Walls
Sharing primary sources with middle schoolers

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Object Lessons
Kate Haulman
A Short History of the High Roll
Big hair, eighteenth-century style

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