Monthly Archives: September 2013

American Studies Students Blog about AAS Experience

Assumption Seminar Students

For over thirty years, the American Antiquarian Society has offered an annual honors seminar in American Studies to undergraduates from the five four-year colleges in Worcester. This year’s seminar, titled “The Nineteenth-Century Networked Nation: The Politics of American Technology, 1776-1876,” is being taught by Daniel Klinghard, Associate Professor of Political Science at the College of ...

Your Move!

Many magazines of the nineteenth century were published with paper wrappers, the purpose of which were to protect the issue as it went through the mail on its way to the subscriber’s home.  These wrappers (often on colored paper) would identify the name of the periodical.  Sometimes they would just reproduce the title page, but ...

The New Face of Past is Present

You may notice that things look a little different around here. Last October, just in time for the bicentennial, we released the new AAS website. Its sleek look and improved navigation have been a success, so we decided to give our blog a similar treatment this fall. To go with the new look, we also have ...

The Acquisitions Table: The Adventures of Teasing Tom and Naughty Ned with a Spool of Clark’s O.N.T. Cotton

?The Adventures of Teasing Tom and Naughty Ned with a Spool of Clark’s O.N.T. Cotton. New York: F.B. Patterson, 1879. Books printed as advertisements were frequently directed at children, as is the case of this chapbook hawking Clark’s cotton thread. Not only do Tom and Ned play hooky from school, but they use a spool of ...