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www.common-place.org · VOL. 03 · NO. 03 · April 2003

Talk of the Past
Jane Kamensky
Living History
What price reality TV?

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Little House
Rachel F. Seidman
This Little House of Mine
Grown-up thoughts on Laura Ingalls Wilder

Katherine Stebbins McCaffrey
American Originals
Cataloging, filming, and digitizing our printed past

Sharon Block
Bringing Rapes to Court
Women's courage, secrets, and social decisions

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Reviews
Jennifer Baker
An American Dunciad
Review of The Devil and Doctor Dwight by Colin Wells

Allan Kulikoff
Farmers, Tenants, and Capitalists
Review of Farm, Shop, Landing by Martin Bruegel

Michael Leroy Oberg
The View from Indian Country
Review of Facing East from Indian Country by Daniel K. Richter

Benjamin Reiss
Black Shakespeareans in Old New York
Review of Stories of Freedom in Black New York by Shane White

Timothy J. Shannon
A Redesigned Pontiac for the Twenty-First Century
Review of War under Heaven by Gregory Evans Dowd

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Ask the author
Roger G. Kennedy
The Louisiana Purchase
Could it have been better?

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Tales from the Vault
Expanded Column: The Evans Digital

Boolean browsing through early American books

Cathy N. Davidson:
From Movable Type to Searchable Text

Jay Fliegelman:
An MRI of Early America

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GangsVox Pop
Joshua Brown
The Gang's Not All Here
Scorsese's Gangs of New York

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Open House Object Lessons
Benjamin Filene
Open House
Meeting at the doorstep

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