Today Common-place publishes “This Little House of Mine,” Rachel Seidman’s compelling meditation on Laura Ingalls Wilder’s tales of childhood on the plains of the great Midwest. Also in this issue: the development of the “Evans Digital Edition,” the digitalized catalogue of more than thirty-six thousand of America’s oldest printed documents, is explored in Katherine Stebbins McCaffrey’s “American Originals”; and the Evans Digital is reviewed by literary scholars Cathy N. Davidson and Jay Fliegelman. Meanwhile, Sharon Block considers the difficulties women faced in voicing their experiences of rape in early America; Jane Kamensky examines the popularity of reality-TV recreations of the colonial era: the upcoming “Colonial House” (PBS) and “Mayflower III” (WGBH); Minnesota Historical Society curator Benjamin Filene tells the story of meeting with a Hmong family in a search to learn the history of their house; and Josh Brown reviews Gangs of New York. Spring into all this, and more, at our website.
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