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I Wish I'd Been There by Byron Hollinshead
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Feb 22, 2009

really liked it
bookshelves: essays, history, nonfiction
Read in February, 2009

I thought "A Day in Cahokia—AD 1030" was the most vivid essay, "Jenny Lind's American Debut, 1850" was the most interesting, "With John Brown at Harpers Ferry" and "LaFollette Speaks against the War—1917" were most educational, and "Lost-Found Nation: The Last Meeting between Elijah Muhammad and W. D. Fard" was the weirdest. "The Salem Witchcraft Trials" essay was actually rather boring, but I thought it was the only clunker in the batch (and if I'd had no prior knowledge of the trials, I'm sure I would have found it fascinating).
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