Publications

2007
Lepore, J. 2007. “"The Meaning of Life: What Milton Bradley started".” The New Yorker.
Lepore, J, M Kramer, and W Call. 2007. ““The Historian as Writer".” Telling True Stories: A Nonfiction Writer’s Guide. New York: Plume.
Lepore, J. 2007. “"Vast Designs: How America came of age".” The New Yorker. Article
Bibliography
2005
Lepore, J. 2005. “"The Tightening Vise: Slavery and Freedom in British New York".” Enslaved City: Slavery, Resistance and Abolition in New York City, 1623 to 1865, edited by I Berlin and L Harris. New York: The Free Press.
Lepore, J, and J Downs. 2005. “"Writing for History".” Why We Write. London: Routledge.
New York Burning: Liberty, Slavery and Conspiracy in Eighteenth-Century Manhattan
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
A is for American: Letters and Other Characters in the Newly United States
What ties Americans to one another? What unifies a nation of citizens with different racial, religious and ethnic backgrounds? These were the dilemmas faced by Americans in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries as they sought ways to bind the newly United States together. In A is for American, award-winning historian Jill Lepore portrays seven men who turned to language to help shape a new nation’s character and boundaries. From Noah Webster’s attempts to standardize American spelling, to Alexander Graham Bell’s use of “Visible Speech” to help teach the deaf to talk, to Sequoyah’s development of a Cherokee syllabary as a means of preserving his people’s independence, these stories form a compelling portrait of a developing nation’s struggles. Lepore brilliantly explores the personalities, work, and influence of these figures, seven men driven by radically different aims and temperaments. Through these superbly told stories, she chronicles the challenges faced by a young country trying to unify its diverse people.
Lepore, J. 2002. “"Literacy and Reading in Puritan New England".” Perspectives on Book History: Artifacts and Commentary, edited by S Casper, J Chaison, and J Groves. Amherst: University of Massachusetts Press.
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?"

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