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Review by Chad Anderson
North America's "Big Bang"
Timothy Pauketat, Cahokia: Ancient America's Great City on the Mississippi.
Review by Simon P. Newman
Mapping the Transatlantic Slave Trade
David Eltis and David Richardson, Atlas of the Transatlantic Slave Trade
Review by Sheila L. Skemp
An Enduring Partnership
Andrew Burstein and Nancy Isenberg, Madison and Jefferson
Poetic Research Department
William Allen
The Largest Glue Factory in the World
Josh Brown
Ithaca
A graphic novel in several parts

www.common-place.org · VOL. 12 · NO. 02 · January 2012
Scientific Americans
Features

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Susan Branson
Flora and Femininity
Gender and Botany in Early America

imageVictoria Cain
Professor Carter's Collection
Amateur Naturalists and their Museums

imageGregory Nobles
John James Audubon, the American "Hunter-Naturalist"
A New Species of Scientist for the New Nation

image Emily Redman
Fiat Lux, or Who Invited Thomas Edison to the Tea Party?
Shedding historical light on the light bulb controversy dividing America

Review Essays
Essay by Elisa Tamarkin
Tocqueville, Falling for America
Peter Carey, Parrot and Olivier in America

Reviews
Matthew Bowman
The Lincoln We Hope For
Abraham Lincoln: An Extraordinary Life

J. I. Little
The Not-So-Civil War
Alan Taylor, The Civil War of 1812

Review by Johann N. Neem
Between Demo and Aristo: Civil Society and the "Revolutionary Settlement" in New York's Columbia County
John L. Brooke, Columbia Rising

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Jon Thompson
Poems from Strange Country

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Ithaca
A graphic novel in several parts

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Jeffrey L. Pasley

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Matt Cohen
Indigenous Networks
Rethinking Print Culture through Early American Media

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Darcy R. Fryer
Making Sense of the Beginning
Teaching Early America in the U.S. History Survey

imageObject Lessons
Sarah Anne Carter
Stuffed into a Parakeet
Speculations on Alexander Wilson's "Faithful Companion," Specimen MCZ 67853

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Courtney Fullilove
"Dead Letters—By a Resurrectionist"
Liberty and Surveillance in the Tombs of the U.S. Post Office

Web Library
Ryan A. Ross
The Common-place Web Library is an annotated selection of Web resources in American History. This month's link: The Mark Twain Project Online and Mark Twain in His Times


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