Just published — The Readex Report: November 2012

In this issue: Using colonial American texts to challenge and captivate students; the triumphs and tragedy of a black cycling superstar; fleshing out the lives of early American felons; and moneymaking mummies of the nineteenth century. Student Scholars: Using Early American Imprints to Introduce Students to the Era and to the Field  By Julie R. Voss, Assistant Professor of English, Coordinator of American Studies Program, Lenoir-Rhyne University 
Just published — The Readex Report: November 2012

Here there be monsters, OR The Gloucester Serpent!

“Report of a committee of the Linnæan Society of New England relative to a large marine animal, supposed to be a serpent, seen near Cape Ann, Massachusetts, in August, 1817.” From Early American Imprints, Series II.

Upon opening your copy of The Salem Gazette on New Year’s Day, 1818, your continued patronage would have been solicited with a page in verse which included the following:

Salem Gazette, Supplement; January 1, 1818. Click to open. (From America’s Historical Newspapers)

Here there be monsters, OR The Gloucester Serpent!

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