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EXTRA ISSUE: VOL. 13 · NO. 04.5 · September 2013

Poetic Research Department
Nicole Stellon O'Donnell

Joshua Brown
A graphic novel in several parts


Benjamin Cloyd
Imagining Confederate Victory: Different but the Same
CSA: The Confederate States of America,

Radiclani Clytus
Django Unchained: A Review
Django Unchained

Jonathan Beecher Field and Jan Rune Holmevik
Gaming the Revolution
Assassin's Creed 3

Melvyn Stokes
Abe Lincoln: Man! President! Vampire-slayer!
Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter · VOL. 13 · NO. 04 · Summer 2013


imageSusanna Ashton
"A Genuine Article"
Harriet Beecher Stowe and John Andrew Jackson

image Joshua Britton
Tragedy, Welfare, and Reform
The Impact of the Brooklyn Theatre Fire of 1876

image Edward M. Griffin
A Loyalist Guarded, Re-guarded, and Disregarded
The Two Trials of Mather Byles the Elder

image Kacy Tillman
What is a Female Loyalist?

image Abigail Walthausen
An Americana of Tools and Manners
Eric Sloane's Nostalgia


Kyle Roberts
One Pilgrim's Progress
Catherine A. Brekus, Sarah Osborn's World

Christopher J. Lukasik
Encountering Daguerreotypy in America
Marcy J. Dinius. The Camera and the Press

Jonathan Senchyne
Between the Sheets
Alexandra Socarides, Dickinson Unbound

Joanne van der Woude
Who's Afraid of American Epic?
Nadia R. Altschul, Geographies of Philological Knowledge
Christopher N. Phillips, Epic in American Culture

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Jeffrey L. Pasley

Just Teach One
Recovering and teaching neglected or forgotten texts

Joshua Brown
A graphic novel in several parts—new episode next issue

Sarah Blackwood
"So Difficult to Instruct"
Re-envisioning Abraham and Tad Lincoln

imageThe Common School
Darcy R. Fryer
Creative Disorientation
The Challenges of Studying, and Teaching,
Atlantic World History

Poetic Research Department
Tess Taylor
A Letter to Jefferson from Monticello

Ask the author
Sophie White
Trading Looks
Race, Religion and Dress in French America

imageObject Lessons
Nan Wolverton
On High
A Child's Chair and Mather Family Legacy

imageTales from the Vault
Jean-François de Buren
Following in His Footsteps
A Swiss Explorer Comes to America

Web Library
Nigel Lepianka
The Common-place Web Library is an annotated selection of Web resources in American History. This month's link: the Dickinson Electronic Archives

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