How did an 1876 theater fire in Brooklyn change how welfare assistance was distributed in American cities? Did the fugitive slave who hid for a night in Harriet Beecher Stowe’s home in Brunswick, Maine in 1850 shape the writing of Uncle Tom’s Cabin? And what did the world of colonial Boston look like from a seat in the Mather family’s high chair? The summer issue of Common-place will answer all of those questions, and more. Edward Griffin and Kacy Dowd Tillman offer two different takes on the Loyalists, Sophie White talks about her research on clothing and identity in colonial Louisiana, and Sarah Blackwood gives us notes on a famous 1864 photograph of Abraham Lincoln and his son Tad. All this, plus reviews, poetry, and more, can be found at http://www.common-place.org/.
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