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HUMANITIES is a quarterly review published by the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Acting Chairman: Jon Parrish Peede

Editor: David Skinner
Managing Editor: Anna Maria Gillis
Assistant Editor: Amy Lifson
Senior Writer: Meredith Hindley
Associate Editor: Steve Moyer

Art Director: Maria Biernik
Designer: Andrea Heiss

Editorial Board: Brett Bobley, Nadina Gardner, Jeff Hardwick, Carol Peters, Josh Sternfeld, Russell Wyland

The opinions expressed in HUMANITIES are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect Endowment policy. Material appearing in this publication, except for that already copyrighted, may be reproduced. Please notify the editor in advance so that appropriate credit can be given.

HUMANITIES (ISSN 0018-7526) is pub­lished quarterly by the National Endowment for the Humanities, 400 7th Street SW, Washington DC 20506. Telephone: 202/606-8435; fax: 202/208-0774; e-mail:­; url:

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