How did Concord, Massachusetts, come to be known as the perfect New England town? What did Charles Dickens see when he visited New York’s Five Points in 1842? Why did English colonists put wolves’ heads on poles? What makes pirates funny? Find out the answers to these vexing questions at the new issue of Commonplace, visit our website. And don’t miss filmmaker Eric Stange’s review of the new PBS series, History Detectives, historian Thomas Slaughter’s
thoughts on the journals of Lewis and Clark, and much more.
A common place, an uncommon voice.
Department of History
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