Man auctions Dixie cup that could have touched the lips of Elvis.
Watson and the Shark, by John Singleton Copley, 1778. National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.
Volume VI, Number 3 | summer 2013
In 1906 Congress passed “An Act to Prohibit Shanghaiing in the United States.” One section made unlawful the inducing of a man “intoxicated or under the influence of any drug” to perform labor aboard a foreign or domestic ship.
And to our age’s drowsy blood
Still shouts the inspiring sea.—James Russell Lowell, 1848
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Lewis H. Lapham talks with Holger Hoock, author of Scars of Independence: America’s Violent Birth, at a New York Public Library event. More