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Trans-Atlantic? Transatlantic? trans-atlantic? transatlantic?

Well, that seems limiting.

I’m planning on writing a post in the near future on transatlantic literature in the classroom. Much of my initial thinking about what is meant by transatlantic literature was shaped by my work on Harriet Beecher Stowe, especially the transatlantic influences of her youth.

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Mrs. Ellis's Pumpkin Pie: A 19th Century Thanksgiving Recipe

Thursday November 26th is Thanksgiving here in the United States.  Originally a commemoration of the First Thanksgiving (a 17th century feast between the Pilgrims and the Native Americans), it is now one of the major holidays and, for many of us, the official start of the Christmas season.   267 more words

19th Century

The Island Rose.

Last year I was suddenly and briefly transfixed by the story of Princess Kaiulani and the short lived Hawaiian monarchy. At this point I am not prepared to give any meaningful account of the fall of the last Queen of the island kingdom, nor the life of her niece the crown princess, except to say it was a great shame that the kingdom did not continue and that it was not returned after Annexation. 569 more words

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A thousand seasons past

In March 2015, Rose Wallis was invited to contribute to the Wapping Warf project at Mshed. Partly funded by the HLF, Bristol Old Vic Young Company and Travelling Light worked with students from Hanham Woods Academy to produce a piece of original theatre focusing on the heritage of the site. 362 more words



British stage actress, Cissy Grahame is the subject of this portrait by the famed London photographic studio W. & D. Downey. She looks quite beautiful in her lace scarf and feathered hat. 37 more words


Monthly Collections Post: Forest Life

Forest Life: A Fisherman’s Sketches in Norway & Sweden – by Rev. Henry Newland (Sp Coll Z1-d.25)

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