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Writing the Injured Body

Writing the Injured Body

Guest post by Jean Franzino, Clements Library 2019 Norton Strange Townshend Fellow * * * In 1904, New Jersey Civil War veteran George R. Shebbeard published his life narrative, a 32-page booklet of the sort sold by disabled veterans for their economic support. The...
An Empire of Free Ports

An Empire of Free Ports

Guest post by Grant Kleiser, Clements Library 2019 Marsh Fellow Almost immediately after English men and women began to inhabit pockets of the Americas in the early seventeenth century, Parliament debated how best to control the trade that would flow from England to...