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. 05 · NO. 01 · October 2004

Talk of the Past
Jill Lepore and Jane Kamensky
Talk of the Future
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slaves and captives
Anne G. Myles
Slaves in Algiers, Captives in Iraq
The strange career of the Barbary captivity narrative

Christopher Lukasik
The Physiognomy of Biometrics
The face of counterterrorism

Paul Heinegg and Henry B. Hoff
Freedom in the Archives
Free African Americans in Colonial America


Review by Thomas J. Brown
The Simple Life?
Sterling Delano, Brook Farm: The Dark Side of Utopia

Review by Matt D. Childs
Captors to Captives to Christians to Calabar
Randy J. Sparks, The Two Princes of Calabar

Review by Catherine Molineux
Race and Citizenship in Early New England
John Wood Sweet, Bodies Politic: Negotiating Race in the American North, 1730-1830

Review by Margaretta M. Lovell
Adding Food to Business History and Urban History
Helen Tangires, Public Markets and Civic Culture in Nineteenth-Century America

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Ask the author
Suzanne Lebsock
Truth or Dare
On history and fiction

Catherine A. Corman
9/11 and Acoma Pueblo
Homeland Security in Indian Country

Tales from the Vault
Michelle L. Craig
The World in a Grain of Sand
Archival research in Dominica

LincolnThe Common School
Tracey Melandro
Decoding Lincoln
Middle-school students examine the developing statesman

kiteObject Lessons
James Delbourgo
Political Electricity
The occult mechanism of revolution

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