Defying Destiny, Dirty Politics, Revolutionary News and 19th-Century Mummymania: The Readex Report, Volume 5, Issue 2

In the current issue of The Readex Report...

Tom Standage, Economist business affairs editor, describes how nineteenth-century newspapers survived a disruptive technology in Defying Destiny;

LeeAnna Keith, history teacher at New York City's Collegiate School, pieces together dirty politics in Reconstruction-era Louisiana in Following the Trail of a Deep South Massacre;

Goucher College history professor Matthew Hale explores the relationship between English Romantic poet William Wordsworth and American newspapers during the French Revolution in Measuring Time in a Blissful Dawn;

And S.J. Wolfe, senior cataloger at the American Antiquarian Society, tells how nineteenth-century mummymania began in  America in A Few More of These Egyptian Carcasses. Are you receiving Readex’s free quarterly newsletter? Explore 18 back issues and subscribe today to receive forthcoming issues. We want to hear from you! If you have suggestions for improving The Readex Report, an idea for an original article, or an opinion about our current issue, please contact me at or leave a comment below.

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