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AAS FSU · VOL. 05 · NO. 04 · July 2005

Talk of the Past
Edward G. Gray
Tom Paine’s Bridge
Or, building a better world with iron

Jeremy Ravi Mumford
The Inca Priest on the Mormon Stage
A Native American melodrama and a new American religion

W. Caleb McDaniel
Blogging in the Early Republic
Why bloggers belong in the history of reading

Gordon M. Sayre
A Native American Scoops Lewis and Clark
The voyage of Moncacht-apé

Common Reading
Caleb Crain
The Awful Truth
Has a historian solved the mystery of Charles Brockden Brown?

Review by Gretchen A. Adams
Hunting Witches . . . Responsibly
Richard Godbeer, Escaping Salem: The Other Witch Hunt of 1692

Review by Joshua R. Greenberg
Mechanized Language and Class Formation
Stephen P. Rice, Minding the Machine: Languages of Class in Early Industrial America

Review by Kim M. Gruenwald
Along the Beaten Path in Early Kentucky
Craig Thompson Friend, Along the Maysville Road: The Early American Republic in the Trans-Appalachian West

Review by Suzanne Cooper Guasco
The Not-So-Unfamiliar Jefferson
Andrew Burstein, Jefferson’s Secrets: Death and Desire at Monticello



askAsk the author
Alfred F. Young and Sarah M. S. Pearsall
Hidden in Plain Sight
A conversation with Alfred F. Young about Masquerade

talesTales from the Vault
Richard S. Newman
Finding a Black Founder
Inside the archive and out

The Common School
Andrea Maxeiner
Sing America!
Using Folk Songs to Teach American History

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