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Matthew Dennis

Matthew Dennis

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Murder! Or the Remarkable Trial of Tommy Jemmy, 19th-Century Seneca Witch-Hunter and Defender of Indian Sovereignty

I never read murder and mayhem stories in the newspaper. Such sensationalist accounts have been a mainstay of the U.S. popular press since it was invented in the early American republic, and they remain a prominent feature today. But the tawdry details of homicidal doings, breathlessly recounted, hold little appeal...

Thanks for the Memories, ... and the Documentary Records: Thanksgiving and the History of American Holidays

"Twas founded be th' Puritans to give thanks f'r bein presarved fr'mth' Indyans, an' . . . we keep it to give thanks we are presarved fr'm th' Puritans."—Finley Peter Dunne, "'Thanksgiving,' Mr. Dooley's Opinions" (1901)Holidays are like peaks in a nation's topography. Without them, the landscape would be flat...

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