A new issue of Common-place is out. A review of For Liberty and Equality: The Life and Times of the Declaration of Independence by Alexander Tsesis. Julia A. Sienkewicz reviews Unbecoming British: How Revolutionary America Became a Postcolonial Nation by Kariann Akemi Yokota. An excerpt from The Founders and Finance: How Hamilton, Gallatin, and Other Immigrants Forged a New Economy by Thomas K. McCraw (and more). A new portrait of the founding father challenges the long-held perception of Thomas Jefferson as a benevolent slaveholder. Thomas Jefferson was not a monster: Annette Gordon-Reed reviews Master of the Mountain: Thomas Jefferson and His Slaves by Henry Wiencek. A review of America’s First Great Depression: Economic Crisis and Political Disorder after the Panic of 1837 by Alasdair Roberts. Marcy J. Dinius reviews The Fabrication of American Literature: Fraudulence and Antebellum Print Culture by Lara Langer Cohen. Dorothy Wickenden reviews Seward: Lincoln's Indispensable Man by Walter Stahr. Abigail Tucker on the Great New England Vampire Panic: Two hundred years after the Salem witch trials, farmers became convinced that their relatives were returning from the grave to feed on the living.

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