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www.common-place.org · VOL. 08 · NO. 04 · July 2008

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Talk of the Past
H. Robert Baker
The Supreme Court Confronts History
Or, habeas corpus redivivus

Features

Trevor Burnard
A Passion for Places
The geographic turn in early American history

Jack Sexton
Monticello
The invention of an American place

James Kessenides
The Tropical Turn
Los Angeles before the movies

Common Reading
Caroline Winterer
The Big Picture
The ancient Mediterranean in early America

Reviews
Review by Patricia Crain
The Industrious "Industrial Book"
Casper, Groves, Nissenbaum, and Winship, eds., A History of the Book in America: Volume 3: The Industrial Book

Review by Kathleen DuVal
Blood and Bigotry
Peter Silver, Our Savage Neighbors

Review by Elizabeth A. Fenn
Contemplating Contagion
Paul Kelton, Epidemics and Enslavement

Review by Benjamin H. Irvin
Smashing Idols
Brendan McConville, The King's Three Faces

Review by Lloyd Pratt
First the Pilgrim, then the Bee
Matthew P. Brown, The Pilgrim and the Bee

Review by R. Daniel Wadhwani
Birth of the (Corporate) Republic
Andrew M. Schocket, Founding Corporate Power in Early National Philadelphia

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Ask the author
Woody Holton
Unruly Origins

crierPublick Occurences 2.0
Jeffrey L. Pasley
A blog of historical punditry


Lampi's Election Notes
Philip Lampi
Lampi's Election Notes
A new blog about the election


Tales from the Vault
Roger D. Abrahams
Mohawks, Mohocks, Hawkubites, Whatever
Down and dirty in eighteenth-century London and Boston

The Common School
Ted and Nancy Sizer
Beyond the Bubble
Authentic assessment in an age of standardized testing


Object Lessons
Stephanie Volmer
Seed Packets and Their Stories
John Ellis in the English Enlightenment

Web Library
Mike Oberg
Featured Link
The Common-place Web Library is an annotated selection of Web resources in American History. This month's links: The Iroquois on the Web

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