Alfred W. Crosby

Alfred W. Crosby teaches American studies at the University of Texas at Austin and is the author, most recently, of The Measure of Reality: Quantification and Western Society, 1250-1600 (Cambridge University Press). He wishes to thank Leonard E Ralston, a retired professor of the history department of the State University of New York College at Cortland, and the Cortland County Historical Society for their help.

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A shot fired in the last days of the Civil War has kept its power to wound Read >>
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