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What Do We Know about Gen. de Steuben’s Sexuality?

Last month The Nib published Josh Trujillo and Levi Hastings’s comic about Gen. Friedrich Wilhelm von Steuben as a gay man.I found it inaccurate at several spots. Yet the core message—that Steuben was both important to the Continental Army’s...
From: Boston 1775 on 27 Jul 2018

“Very silly questions very foolishly answered”

At All Things Georgian, Sarah Murden has shared some amusing extracts (part 1 and part 2) from a 1759 book titled The Gentleman and Lady of Pleasure’s Amusement: In eighty-eight questions, with their answers, on love and gallantry. Murden likens...
From: Boston 1775 on 5 Apr 2018

Daughters of the Copernican Revolution

In honor of Copernicus’s 545th birthday, I thought I would read T. Koon’s best seller, The Copernican Revolutionary. Imagine my surprise when I found folded inside the back cover the following certificate: A certificate for The International...
From: Darin Hayton on 19 Feb 2018

Colonial Comics “make history come alive in a potent time”

For the School Library Journal website, Johanna Draper Carlson reviewed the second volume of Colonial Comics: New England, focusing on the years 1750 to 1775. Carlson wrote:This anthology of 18 historical comic stories aims “to focus on the people...
From: Boston 1775 on 9 Feb 2018

Trust In Numbers

Given Ted Porter’s interest numbers and statistics, I would not be surprised if he wrote murder mysteries about gambling and money. The three wives was just icing on the murderous cake.T.M. Porter’s Trust in Numbers reimagined as a murder...
From: Darin Hayton on 15 Sep 2017

Leviathan and the Broken Air-Pump

What if Shapin and Schaffer’s classic, Leviathan and the Air-Pump were one in a series about the adventures of Rob Boyle, deep-sea explorer and treasure-hunter? Lieutenants S. Shapin and S. Schaffer draw on their experience in the Navy in their...
From: Darin Hayton on 30 May 2017

Fugitives from the Closed World

Alexandre Kroyé almost certainly would write science fiction, sort of a Logan’s Run dystopian escape adventure. Alex Kroye’s sci-fi novel follows two daring individuals as the try to escape from a dystopian colony.
From: Darin Hayton on 6 Apr 2017

Silenced Spring

Rachel Carson would have to write a murder mystery, I suspect, about involved a young socialite who knew too much and a sinister Dr. D.D. Thornton.Rachel Karson’s mystery about the unfortunate demise of Spring, a young socialite who knew too much.
From: Darin Hayton on 19 Mar 2017

The Death of Mlle. Nature

When Carolyn Merchant tires of writing careful, scholarly works about ecology and the scientific revolution, perhaps she will try something a little edgier, like murder mysteries. If Carolyn Merchant wrote crime fiction, surely the plot would include...
From: Darin Hayton on 13 Mar 2017

The Copernican Revolutionary

Thomas Kuhn, writing under a pretty lame nom de plume, tried his hand at historical pulp fiction. The story of a Revolutionary War-era woman who refused to live by society’s patriarchal norms.Another book I wish had been written, though I doubt...
From: Darin Hayton on 11 Mar 2017

Galileo’s Courtesan

In a conversation recently, a student commented something like, “At first I couldn’t recall the title of Biagioli’s book. All I could think of was Galileo Courtesan.”[1] His remark prompted me to wonder what would scholarship look...
From: Darin Hayton on 10 Mar 2017

Putting Down Rebels

The first ten issues of the Rebels comic book have been collected in a single volume from Dark Horse. The series was conceived and scripted by Brian Wood on the model of his Northlanders series about Vikings: a variety of stories—different characters,...
From: Boston 1775 on 2 Dec 2016

“On the floating zephyrs of heaven”

When we left off the 1859 book Twelve Messages from the Spirit of John Quincy Adams, the spiritual medium Joseph Stiles had just channeled Adams’s meeting in the afterlife with George Washington. Washington’s presence leads to another discussion...
From: Boston 1775 on 30 Nov 2016

The Afterlife of John Quincy Adams

There’s a pretty fierce competition for the strangest Revolution-related book that I’ve encountered this year, but one very strong competitor is Twelve Messages from the Spirit of John Quincy Adams, through Joseph D. Stiles, Medium, to Josiah...
From: Boston 1775 on 29 Nov 2016

Tom Feelings and Revolutionary Black History

I had the honor of meeting the artist Tom Feelings shortly before his death in 2003 when I drove him to a writers’ conference in New Hampshire. Feelings was then speaking about his monumental book of drawings depicting the transatlantic slave trade,...
From: Boston 1775 on 22 Nov 2016

Wheatley and Attucks “Against All Odds” Advertisements

On his Black Quotidian website, Matt Delmont shares material from African-American newspapers—the news stories, opinion pieces, and advertisements that black Americans in larger cities were reading in the late 19th and 20th centuries. Earlier this...
From: Boston 1775 on 21 Sep 2016

The Adventures of the Two Boston Cannon?

The last book I’ll highlight in this stretch of postings is no longer available in stores but can be read online—not that I recommend that. In 1894 Rhode Island native Hezekiah Butterworth published The Patriot Schoolmaster; or, The Adventures...
From: Boston 1775 on 31 May 2016

Marek Bennett Makes Sense of Money

These panels are from a short comic by the New Hampshire artist and educator Marek Bennett, looking at the dollars that the town of Henniker had to spend on a covered bridge late in the Revolutionary War. Bennett mines the records of his town and others...
From: Boston 1775 on 29 May 2016

Hannah Adams, Comic Book Heroine

The Massachusetts historian and author Hannah Adams (1755-1831) made an appearance in Wonder Woman, #28, published in 1946. She was the focus of a backup feature called “The Wonder Women of History,” and here it is.Furthermore, it looks like...
From: Boston 1775 on 28 Dec 2015

Two New Pre-Revolutionary Comics to Choose Between

Tea Party: An American Story is a webcomic from Sam Machado, Cynthia “Theamat” Sousa, and Amanda Sousa Machado, signing themselves as TAS.It’s one of the most scrupulous fictional depictions of pre-Revolutionary Boston that I’ve...
From: Boston 1775 on 1 May 2015

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