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www.common-place.org · VOL. 03 · NO. 02 · January 2003

Talk of the Past
Jill Lepore
Reckoning
The lost cause in a galaxy far, far away

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Storm of Blows
Melissa Haley
Storm of Blows
When New Orleans reigned in Fistiana

Kenneth Silverman
Biography and Pseudobiography

Robert E. Bonner
Star-spangled Sentiment
The American flag in union and disunion

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Reviews
Carol Karlsen
Devils in the Shape of Good Men
Review essay: In the Devil's Snare by Mary Beth Norton and a Half-Century of Writing on New England Witchcraft

Amy S. Greenberg
Hearing History
Review of Listening to Nineteenth-Century America by Mark Smith

William Pencak
When Did the American Revolution Begin?
Review of The First American Revolution by Ray Raphael

Jennifer M. Spear
Borderlands Bondage
Review of Captives and Cousins by James F. Brooks

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Ask the author
Elaine Forman Crane
In Praise of Hearsay
Gossip, rumor, and American courtrooms

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Tales from the Vault
Laura Graham
A Journey over the Mountains
An anecdotal history of the National Digital Library Program

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Vox Pop
J. M. Mancini
Reviving the Folk Revival
Sounds from the (not so) "old, weird America"

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The Common School
W. Dean Eastman and Kevin G. McGrath
Portals to the Past
Students, technology, and the local historical society

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Object Lessons
Catherine Kelley
Miniature Worlds
A family of female painters in the early republic

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