Publications

2009
Lepore, J. 2009. “ In 1929, Parrot Fever Gripped The Country.” All Things Considered. NPR. Publisher's VersionAbstract
It was a classic medical scare story: Parrots died. A few people got sick. Newspapers went wild. Then, well after the outbreak of "parrot fever" was declared dormant, researchers who dealt with the birds began to mysteriously die themselves. Historian Jill Lepore talks to host Jacki Lyden about the great parrot fever outbreak of 1929. Lepore chronicles the episode in the June 1 issue of The New Yorker magazine.
Lepore, J. 2009. “The Public Historian: A conversation with Jill Lepore.” Humanities 30 (5). Publisher's VersionAbstract
Soon after earning her bachelor’s degree in English from Tufts, Jill Lepore started working at Harvard, but not as a member of the faculty. The future David Woods Kemper ’41 Professor of American History was clocking hours as a secretary on temporary assignment. But she was also writing up a storm, auditing courses, and thinking about attending grad school. In a conversation that opens with high-school recollections before venturing into seventeenth- and eighteenth-century America, Lepore describes how she became the person she is today: a well-known scholar of early American history, a winner of the Bancroft Prize, a former NEH research fellow, and the author of numerous essays and several distinguished books. She is also a staff writer at the New Yorker and, with fellow historian Jane Kamensky, the coauthor of Blindspot, a work of historical fiction set in Revolution-era Boston.
Lepore, J. 2009. “The Cheshire home invasion crime: a historian's perspective.” All Things Considered. WSHU. Publisher's VersionAbstract
In a recent issue of The New Yorker magazine, Harvard historian Jill Lepore wrote about murder in America. Her article looks at recent and historical events in Connecticut to illustrate her points. All Things Considered host Mark Herz spoke with her about how the Cheshire home invasion crime and subsequent changes in punishment guidelines fits in historically.
Lepore, J. 2009. “The Top Ten Books of 1709.” newyorker.com. Website
Lepore, J. 2009. “Screen Time.” newyorker.com. Website
Lepore, J. 2009. “Abraham Lincoln’s 100 Days.” newyorker.com. Website
Lepore, J. 2009. “A Poe Coda.” newyorker.com. Website
Lepore, J. 2009. “Poe, Decoded.” newyorker.com. Website
Lepore, J. 2009. “BLOG: Solve Edgar Allan Poe’s Cryptogram.” www.newyorker.com. Publisher's Version
Lepore, J. 2009. “Our Better History.” newyorker.com. Website
Lepore, J. 2009. ““Lost and Found”.” Times Literary Supplement.
Lepore, J. 2009. ““The Politics of Death: From abortion to health care—how the hysterical style overtook the national debate”.” The New Yorker. Publisher's Version
Lepore, J. 2009. ““Abraham Lincoln’s 100 Days”.” newyorker.com. Publisher's Version
Lepore, J. 2009. ““Foul Play”.” newyorker.com. Publisher's Version
Lepore, J. 2009. “Preëxisting Condition.” The New Yorker. Website Bibliography
Lepore, J. 2009. ““Rap Sheet: Why is American history so murderous?”” The New Yorker. Article Bibliography
Lepore, J. 2009. ““The Humbug: Edgar Allan Poe and the economy of horror”.” The New Yorker. Article Bibliography
Lepore, J. 2009. “"Back Issues: The day the newspaper died".” The New Yorker. Article Bibliography
Lepore, J. 2009. ““I.O.U.: How we used to treat debtors”.” The New Yorker. Article Bibliography
Lepore, J. 2009. “"Baby Food: If breast is best, why are women bottling their milk?"” The New Yorker. Article Bibliography

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