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. 04 · NO. 04 · July 2004

Talk of the Past
Emerson W. Baker
Is There a Historian in the House?
History, reality, and Colonial House



Stephen Mihm
Accept No Imitations
The campaign against counterfeits, past and present

Tom Rea
The Pathfinder’s Lost Instruments
John C. Frémont's cavalier attitude toward his scientific apparatus

Joanna Brooks
Samson Occom at the Mohegan Sun
Finding history at a New England Indian casino


Review by Mia Bay
Exploring the Known World
Edward P. Jones, The Known World

Review by Patricia Cleary
Revealing the Many Faces of the Woman behind the Mask
Alfred F. Young, Masquerade

Review by Andrew Epstein
History Took Hold of My Throat
Nicole Cooley, The Afflicted Girls

Review by Gary J. Kornblith
Refashioning the Republic
Michael Zakim, Ready-Made Democracy

Review by Tamara Plakins Thornton
Distress Signals
Kenneth Silverman, Lightning Man



Ask the author
David Waldstreicher
Benjamin Franklin, Slavery, and the Founders
On the dangers of reading backwards

FigureTales from the Vault
Richard J. Bell
Do Not Despair
Suicide in the archives

FigureThe Common School
B. Scott Crawford
A Man, A Family, A Discussion
Using Copley's art in the classroom

Object Lessons
Margaret K. Hofer
Cross-Stitched History
Artistry and ambition in Christina Arcularius’s Tree of Knowledge sampler

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