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I’m a PhD student in American intellectual history at Syracuse University. My dissertation, which focuses on the so-called Knickerbocker writers and the Freedom’s Journal circle, describes articulations of American national and personal identity in antebellum New York City print culture. I grew up in Texas and currently live in West Philadelphia.

“Melted Whales” is a reference to reading practices in early-nineteenth-century America — specifically, the production of light to read by.




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