Northwest Ordinance–Marietta, Ohio

If you were a young scholar of American Literature back in the 1990s, most likely, you were a new historicist. To be a “new” historicist, as opposed to the old ones (with their sclerotic ideas about bibliography and history of thought) meant that you (the...

Mount Rushmore-Family Vacations

My dad, never ones to leave the calendar open, thought nothing of loading the kids into the station wagon for a two-week adventure. My parents drove for days on end. We logged thousands of miles together, the best in an Oldsmobile Vista Cruiser–a snazzy station...