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AAS FSU · VOL. 07 · NO. 01 · October 2006

Talk of the Past
Edward Gray
Labor Day in America
Or, the day that is not in May

Annie Merrill Ingram
Victorian Flower Power
America’s floral women in the nineteenth century

Chris Evans
How Sweden Went Global and Carolina Got its Hoes
An Atlantic tale

Eric Wertheimer
Insurance in Colonial America
The birth of an underwriting society

Common Reading
Mark Peterson
Reading Puritans and the Bard
The case for brushing up your Shakespeare

Review by Douglas R. Egerton
Where There’s Smoke, There’s Fire
Jill Lepore, New York Burning

Review by Christa Dierksheide
Undermining an Empire
Adam Hochschild, Bury the Chains

Review by James Fichter
Capitalism and Econometrics in Early American Economic History
Cathy Matson, ed., The Economy of Early America

Review by Watson Jennison
The Life of Prince Mortimer (in Brief)
Denis R. Caron, A Century in Captivity


Ask the author
Richard Lyman Bushman
The Balancing Act
A Mormon historian reflects on his biography of Joseph Smith

Tales from the Vault
Kate Davies
Reading Distance
A letter from the transatlantic archive

The Common School
Stephen A. Shultz
To "Do Now" or Not
That is the question

Object Lessons
Cindy R. Lobel
The Sideboard Takes Center Stage
The evolution of the dining room in the nineteenth century

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