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www.common-place.org · VOL. 03 · NO. 01 · October 2002

Talk of the Past
Jane Kamensky
Mount Vernon Makeovers
Interior decorator or action hero?

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The Castle
Daniel Penrice
Can This Museum Be Saved?
Money, mismanagement, and mudslinging at the National Museum of American History

David Henkin
Copernicus at the Newsstand
What's old in the new New York Sun?

Mark Peterson
How (and Why) to Read Francis Parkman
The relevance and context of a Brahmin historian

Death Erik R. Seeman
Spooky Streets
Spirits of the past haunt ghost tours

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Reviews
Stephen Aron
Continental Visions
Review of American Colonies by Alan Taylor

Joseph Hall
The Great Indian Slave Caper
Review of The Indian Slave Trade by Alan Gallay

Susan E. Klepp
Sex and the Sources
Review of Sexual Revolution in Early America by Richard Godbeer

Brendan McConville
Bad Guys and Good Guys
Review of Breaking Loose Together by Marjoleine Kars

Richard Newman
A Founder of Color
Review of A Gentleman of Color by Julie Winch

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Pastimes
Joann Mazzio
Traveling to Eldorado
Inspiration amongst the tombstones

Jon Scieszka
Being There
History for kids

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Ask the author
Victoria Freeman
Not-So-Distant Relations?
Owning up to the colonial past

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Frontier HouseVox Pop
Kristina Bross
Cabin Fever in Frontier House
Authenticity and living history on PBS

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Mug booksTales from the Vault
Rhonda Frevert
Mug Books
Lives of the not very rich and not particularly famous

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The Common School
Rebecca Fleming
A Class Kids Love to Hate
American history 101

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Object Lessons
Wendy Bellion
Pleasing Deceptions
The material culture of optical illusion

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