Sponsored by the American Antiquarian Society 
and the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Sponsored by the American Antiquarian Society and the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
AAS AAS · VOL. 03 · NO. 04 · July 2003

Claudia & Richard Bushman
Salt Lake City

Inga Clendinnen
Mexico City

Denys Delâge and Mathieu d’Avignon
Quebec City

John Demos

Adrian L. Denis

Jay Gitlin
St. Louis

Joyce Goodfriend
New Amsterdam

Christine Hunefeldt

Thomas Ingersoll
New Orleans

the City Issue

Gary B. Nash
A Worm’s Eye View
Early American cities from the ground up

image map

James E. Ivey
Santa Fe

Michelle Jolly
San Francisco

Sarah Luria
Washington, D.C.

Doug Monroy
Los Angeles

Richard Price

Seth Rockman

David S. Shields

Billy G. Smith

Carl Smith

Laurel Ulrich

Benjamin L. Carp
Cities in Review
Re-reading Cities in the Wilderness and Cities in Revolt by Carl Bridenbaugh

Shane White
Founding Others
Re-reading of The Urban Crucible by Gary B. Nash


Peter C. Baldwin
Engendering the City
Review of Reforming Men and Women by Bruce Dorsey

Andrew R. L. Cayton
Olympia’s Gaze
Review of Amsterdam by Geert Mak and Paris by Patrice Higonnet

Gangs Paul A. Gilje
Gangs, the Five Points, and the American Public
Review of Gangs of New York, Gangs of Chicago, and Barbary Coast by Herbert Asbury and Five Points by Tyler Anbinder


Previous Commonplace
Browse the contents of all our previous issues


Common-place Coffeeshop
The Common-place Coffeeshop is an automated electronic discussion of the contents of Common-place. Readers of Common-place can post replies to the articles and participate in an ongoing discussion.



Cathy Corman
Travels with Mommy
A history of guidebooks to American cities


WebsterVox Pop
Joshua Brown
CSI (1849)
Murder, narrative, and historical inquiry


Tales from the Vault
David Rumsey
Historical Maps Online
How a private collection evolved into a public Internet library


The Common School
Michael H. Ebner
Nurturing Romance
Between then and now


Object Lessons
Sharon Ann Holt
Race in the Park
Interpreting slavery and liberty at Independence Park in Philadelphia


Search Common-place

Home | Why a Common Place? | Previous Issues | Editorial Board | Terms of Use
Press Kit | Friends of Common-place | How to Contribute | Contact Us | Awards

Copyright © Common-place The Interactive Journal of Early American Life, Inc., all rights reserved
Site designed by McCoy Design

ISSN 1544-824X