evidentiary practices

  • columbus discovers chicago

      As someone who delights in Chicago’s metropolitan implications, I love this postcard of Columbus’ caravels parked off the...

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  • something to send home

      As an interdisciplinary historian studying lawmakers and cultural brokers, I have a special affection for this lavishly illustrated...

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  • home movies

      I recently met husband-and-wife filmmakers Penny Lane and Brian Frye at a law and humanities workshop, who told...

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  • the creative process

      As a dissertator, I swung between heady visions of the powerhouse monograph I was bequeathing to mankind and...

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  • walking the words

      Anna Deavere Smith performs oral histories in bare feet so that she can walk in the words of...

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  • plain text

      This plain vanilla text from an 1886 Chicago Haymarket trial transcript sparked my interest in legal history. How...

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