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www.common-place.org · VOL. 04 · NO. 03 · April 2004

Talk of the Past
Mark A. Peterson
Civil Unions in the City on a Hill
The real legacy of "Boston Judges"

Features

Jeffrey N. Wasserstrom
Traveling with Twain in an Age of Simulations
Rereading and reliving The Innocents Abroad

Andie Tucher
Soldiers’ Tales
"What Did You Do in the War, Great-Great-Great-Great-Grandpa?"

Mark S. Weiner
This "Miserable African"
Race, crime, and disease in colonial Boston

Reviews

Review by David D. Hall
Re-reading William Bradford
Douglas Anderson, William Bradford’s Books: Of Plimmoth Plantation and the Printed Word

Review by Brendan McConville
Meanings Foul . . . and Fair
Anthony S. Parent Jr., Foul Means: The Formation of a Slave Society in Virginia, 1660-1740

Review by Laura Rigal
Local Haunts
Judith Richardson, Possessions, The History and Uses of Haunting in the Hudson Valley

Review by John Howard Smith
One Great Conversation
E. Brooks Holifield, Theology in America

Review by Daniel Usner
Their Stories Are Our Story
Colin G. Calloway, One Vast Winter Count

A Note on the Common-place Redesign
Where we are going with this

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Ask the author
Francis J. Bremer
Would John Adams have called John Winthrop a "Founding Father?"

FigureTales from the Vault
Karen A. Sherry
Winterthur XXX
Searching for early American erotica

FigureThe Common School
Steve Boyd-Smith
Telling Stories Out of School
Primary sources and the Internet

Object Lessons
David Steinberg
Acquisition, Interrupted
Charles Willson Peale’s Stewart Children and the labor of conscience

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