Opinion

2009
Lepore, J. 2009. “Preëxisting Condition.” The New Yorker. Website
Bibliography
2003
Lepore, J. 2003. “Reckoning.” Common-place 3 (2). Website Abstract

"[I]f Joss Whedon, spy in the house of love, isn't willing or able to wrestle with the legacy of slavery, who is?"

Lepore, J. 2003. “The Sea in Me Blood.” Common-place 4 (1). Website Abstract

"Why, bless me watery soul, are pirates now so silly that the word 'avast' makes people sputter?"

2002
Lepore, J. 2002. “Plagiarize This.” Common-place, 2 (3). Website Abstract

"[W]hile the New York Times and the Boston Globe are gleefully covering Historygate, is anyone, besides the Weekly World News, talking about history?"

2001
Lepore, J. 2001. “Go West, Sensitive New Age Guy.” Common-place 1 (3). Website Abstract

"A mere four hundred British families applied to live for three months in London's retrofitted 1900 House, but nearly ten times as many Americans are seeking to live for twice as long in the far more physically grueling Frontier House."

Lepore, J. 2001. “No More Kings.” Common-place 2 (1). Website Abstract

"Stanford historian Jack Rakove, who serves as consultant, confesses, 'If you ask from a historian's vantage point, how does this correspond to contemporary scholarship? Well, probably, not that well. But if you ask, what is it that students of this age ought to be introduced to so that they have a rough idea of the Revolution, it's actually pretty good.'"

2000
Lepore, J. 2000. “Playing Dress Up.” Common-place 1 (1). Website Abstract

"Aging hats and casting brass button moulds is all well and good, and probably Oscar worthy, but what's the point if no one bothers to research speechways or family life or race relations or colonial politics?"

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