Explore our Spring 2021 catalog to discover the latest in health & wellness, nature, American history, biography, education, global health, ancient studies, American and European literature, public health, modernist studies, the history of science, technology, and medicine, and more. Read more
The Information Cultures series is directed toward a broad scholarly readership interested in the material and cultural circumstances that have surrounded and shaped the production, reading, and public consumption of texts, as analog material artifacts in manuscript and print, or through their transformation into digital objects within particularly meaningful contributions to the digital humanities today.
Editors: Ann Blair, Anthony Grafton, Earle Havens
He collected. They paid. She sued.
Works of history routinely contain phrases like these. When I began studying women’s legal activities in eighteenth-century New England, I too wrote sentences with these sorts of verbs—active, yet simultaneously vague.
I chose these words because they aligned with how I then read court records. In places like colonial Boston, MA and Newport, RI...Read more
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