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Margaret Fuller: An American Romantic Life, vol. 1, The Private Years.
March 1, 1995... In the earliest of the biographies of Margaret Fuller, Thomas Wentworth Higginson recalled that during his days as a student at Harvard College he had "seen Miss Fuller sitting, day after day, under the covert gaze of the undergraduates who had never before looked upon a woman reading within...
Transforming Women's Work: New England Lives in the Industrial Revolution.
March 1, 1995... For fifteen years, Thomas Dublin's first book - Women at Work: The Transformation of Work and Community in Lowell, Massachusetts, 1826-1860 - has stood as a model of scholarship in American social and labor history. Dublin has now expanded his geographical and chronological scope, combined...
Bond of Iron: Master and Slave at Buffalo Forge.
March 1, 1995... The historiography of slavery seems to oscillate between two poles. One tradition, perhaps still best exemplified by Eugene Genovese's magisterial Roll, Jordan, Roll (1974), relies on the accretion of evidence scattered across time and place to draw the broadest possible conclusions about the...
Orthodoxies in Massachusetts: Rereading American Puritanism.
March 1, 1995... In this fast-paced age of e-mail and the fax, most scholars struggle just to keep up with their own fields, and feel constant pressure to follow (if not anticipate) the latest intellectual trends. Puritan specialists share these pressures, but face an additional challenge exemplified by the...
The Papers of Martin Luther King, Jr., vol. 2, Rediscovering Precious Values: July 1951-November 1955.
March 1, 1995... In the editing of the King Papers Clayborne Carson and his associates at The Martin Luther King, Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change have demonstrated exemplary scholarship, industry, and integrity under extraordinary difficulties. The first volume contained a fine biographical and...