The new issue of Common-place (www.common-place.org) features articles on such diverse subjects as the Salem witch trials, the differences between memory and history, the breeding of historically accurate livestock, and how eighteenth-century textbooks can enliven contemporary classrooms. In "Gems in the Pasture," journalist Pamela Sacks explains how the raising of heritage animals at living history museums may save the nation's livestock. In "The Refugee's Revenge," Cornell University's Mary Beth Norton follows the elusive trail linking the Salem witch trials to the Maine frontier. And if you've been waiting to discover what lurks behind the muzzle of the mysterious "Jakesy," this issue concludes the serialization of The Hungry Eye, Joshua Brown's historical novel about the adventures of a pictorial artist working for Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper in the netherworld of New York in the 1850s. Plus columns on time travel with children, historians and plagiarism, the star-studded Broadway revival of The Crucible, and more.
The National Council for History Education just named Common-place one of the nation's top ten Websites for teachers and students of American history. Find out why: www.common-place.org.
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