Sponsored by the American Antiquarian Society in association with the University of Oklahoma
Review by Gabrielle M. Lanier
The City as Lived
Dell Upton, Another City
Review by Gautham Rao
Out of Sight, But on the Horizon:
The Secret Life of the American Nation-State

Brian Balogh, A Government Out of Sight
Review by Daniel Vitkus
Celebrating English Proto-Imperialism
Alison Games, The Web of Empire · VOL. 10 · NO. 01 · October 2009

Anne Bonny
Carolyn Eastman
Shivering Timbers
Sexing up the pirates in early modern print culture

Michael F. Robinson
Why We Need a New History of Exploration
Lewis and Clark, Alexander von Humboldt, and the explorer in American culture

CinqueJoseph Yannielli
Cinqué the Slave Trader
Some new evidence on an old controversy

Common Reading
Mark Peterson
The Founding Fathers and their Dysfunctional Families
The American Revolution on the silver screen

Review by Corey Brooks
War of Words
Elizabeth R. Varon, Disunion!

Review by Michael A. LaCombe
Connecting the Dots: Mapping, Mediating Figures, and Intercultural Relationships in Early America
Cynthia Van Zandt, Brothers among Nations

Review by Gregory Nobles
The Ornithological Indian
Shepard Krech III, Spirits of the Air: Birds and American Indians in the South. Athens and London: University of Georgia Press, 2009. xvi + 245 pp., $44.95.

Review by Samuel J. Redman
Death's Multiple Meanings
Drew Gilpin Faust, This Republic of Suffering

Review by Tim Roberts
The French Origins of American Perceptions of Violence
Rachel Hope Cleves, Reign of Terror in America


crierPublick Occurences 2.0
Jeffrey L. Pasley

Ask the author
Stephen Mihm
Con Games
Past and present

Tales from the Vault
Anne Farrow
The Haunted Castle
A Connecticut journalist's journey into the African slave trade

The Common School
Jim Cullen
Blogging, with Pickles
Adventures (and misadventures) in the quest to capture the flavor of everyday school life

boxObject Lessons
Yvette Piggush
Fancy History: John Fanning Watson's Relic Box
The games relics play

Web Library
Sean Smith
The Common-place Web Library is an annotated selection of Web resources in American History. This month's links: Food History on the Web

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