The Primary Source Librarian

Dedicated to Excellence in Teaching with Primary Sources

For Adam’s Sake and a Personal Connection

| July 27, 2014

Recently I have been listening to the audio version of For Adam’s Sake: A Family Saga in Colonial New England, by colonial historian Allegra di Bonaventura. The author has based the narrative on a remarkable diary kept from 1711 until 1758 by farmer and tradesman Joshua Hempstead of New London, Connecticut. I think it’s the first book […]

Passing Strange: A Story of Primary Sources

| September 20, 2010

I depend a lot upon New York Times book reviews when selecting books to add to my “I wish I had the time to read” pile. Between listening to my growing collection of books on my iPod while working out at the Y and reading about 1/5 of the books I put on hold […]