Author Archives: faithebarter

Dickens and the American Passing Narrative

In 1850, married slaves Ellen and William Craft fled their owners in Georgia.  After a period of hiding in Boston, the Crafts ultimately relocated in Great Britain, where they became celebrities on the speaking circuit.  Why were these two fugitive s… Continue reading

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Minding Your Own Beeswax and the Middlemarch Twitterverse

“News is often dispersed as thoughtlessly and effectively as that pollen which the bees carry off (having no idea how powdery they are) when they are buzzing in search of their particular nectar.”  -George Eliot, Middlemarch, Book VI, Chap… Continue reading

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