In a disorienting season, the interim issue of Common-place provides historical guidance. Our reviewers explore exciting new books on topics like media bias (Robert G. Parkinson’s The Common Cause: Creating Race and Nation in the American Revolution); and the connections between place and politics (Gretchen J. Woertendyke, Hemispheric Regionalism: Romance and the Geography of Genre).
We also have reviews on texts exploring women’s role in the public sphere (Caroline Wigginton’s In the Neighborhood: Women’s Publication in Early America); on religion’s role in revolution (Sarah Crabtree, Holy Nation: The Transatlantic Quaker Ministry in an Age of Revolution); and the American Bible Society’s role in creating the mythology of a Christian nation (John Fea’s The Bible Cause: A History of the American Bible Society). In our Poetic Research column, Jill McDonough asks us to think about what aspects of our national history we keep quiet, and what price we pay for those silences. For all this and more, check out the new issue of Common-place!
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