The New "Common-Place" is Here

Stay tuned for some possible posts and/or links on individual articles.

From the editors:

The Spring 2013 issue of Common-place takes readers from seventeenth-century Northampton, MA, to the borderlands of New Mexico in the 1870s. Marion Rust compares the stories of girls in the throes of religious enthusiasm in Great Awakening-era New England to a 2012 outbreak of inexplicable fits among high school girls in western New York.  Amanda Taylor-Montoya maps the shifting boundaries of interracial marriage in the southwestern borderlands in the nineteenth century. Common-place is also honored to be able to publish a piece by the late Jack Larkin, growing out of the work he was doing at the time of his death earlier this spring on the Boston illustrator David Claypoole Johnston.  These features, plus Megan Walsh on slave narratives, the introduction of “Just Teach One,” and two different looks at grave stones in early Newport, Rhode Island, can be found at