The Life, Wonderful Adventures and Miraculous Escapes of Miss Eliza Allen, a Young Lady of Eastport, Maine”
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The Life, Wonderful Adventures and Miraculous Escapes of Miss Eliza Allen, a Young Lady of Eastport, Maine
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History cranks and fiends, I promised myself I would send fewer newsletters about George Washington et al., and I was doing so well! Just last week, I…
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I got the idea for the essay below around 2017, when I was researching my George Washington biography, but I wrote it this month, while doing research…
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My wild New Years: A sound thrashing by a lady cyclist. Bad presidential poetry. Snakes in the White House. Yale's widow-loving namesake. Cholera…
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Thanks to all of you who filled out the survey! If you’d still like to weigh in, please do; I’m basing next year’s changes on your answers. And last…
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JFK's White House Recordings
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Subscribers, I made you a narrative timeline to reference alongside the public edition of The Insanity Trial of Mary Lincoln. It went out a bit early, a…
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This is the second post in a two-part series. ICYMI: Why Do We Think That Mary Lincoln Was Crazy? Subscribers, you should have received a narrative…
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An introduction to next week's newsletter
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Historian Melanie Newport turns to eBay
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Mount Vernon's all-white conference, the 1619 Project, and more
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