The Week in Early American History

TWEAHHappy Memorial Day to our readers in the United States. This week’s links begin with reminders about the origins of the holiday. Continue reading

A Rumination on “Perhaps”: Demos, Editing, and First Book Projects

unredeemed captiveConfession: I hated John Demos’s The Unredeemed Captive when I read it in graduate school. So much so that whenever my future roommate and I became frustrated by the vagaries of our PhD experience, we’d lapse into extended wailing cries of “EUNICE!” that stretched across apartments, parking lots, and doubtless a library lobby or two. I’m not sure why it seemed so funny to us, but then, comprehensive exams do strange things to graduate students’ psyches. Continue reading