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Dael Norwood

Dael Norwood

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Mr. Jefferson’s Mandarin, Or, a controversial promotion

norwood-Repro-1805RembrandtPeale-painting-of-Jefferson-NYHistSoc-sm.jpg When the ship Beaver departed New York harbor bound for the China coast in August 1808, the United States was fully embargoed. For over six months the country’s trade had been at a standstill, and all the ports idled. The livelihoods of America’s maritime workers had been sacrificed to...

Lake Erie by Way of Guangzhou: Or, The Other Canal Boom

What do you do when you can’t stop yourself from falling into a ditch? In my case it was “Clinton’s Ditch”—better known as the Erie Canal, opened in 1825. It seemed that every time I went to America’s Historical Newspapers to research my dissertation—I write on the politics of early...

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