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Barbara Clark Smith

What interests you about this newspaper article?
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[1:20]

What do you notice when you read this article closely?
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[4:22]

What questions aren't answered by the document?
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[1:05]

What advice would you give to someone reading this for the first time?
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[1:43]

What would you do to understand the context for an article like this?
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[3:20]

 

Barbara Clark Smith Barbara Clark Smith is Curator of Social History at the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History, where she has worked since 1983. Her research ranges from the material culture of household life to forms of popular participation in the era of the American Revolution. Dr. Smith has curated exhibitions on such topics as household and community life in the early republic, costume and the construction of gender, and the history of housework. Her publications include After the Revolution: The Smithsonian History of Everyday Life in the Eighteenth Century; "Food Rioters and the American Revolution," William and Mary Quarterly, (1994); and "Revolution in Boston," for the National Park Service handbook for the Freedom Trail.

 

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"Providence, RI, March 4, 1775. On Thursday last, the 2nd instant, about twelve o'clock at noon, the Town Crier gave the following notice through the Town..."

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