Study Marry Kill

Alexis Coe
For history cranks and fiends.
Created 16 Nov 2020
  • The 11 Most Popular Posts of 2021
    08 Dec 2021 • 3 min read • 2 0
    Thanks to all of you who filled out the survey! If you’d still like to weigh in, please do; I’m basing next year’s changes on your answers. And last week’s holiday special was quite popular, so I’m ex...
  • "He's a silly bastard! I wouldn't have him running a cathouse!"
    01 Dec 2021 • 1 min read • 3 0
    SMK turns one this month! I’ll wax rhapsodic about all the good times we’ve shared in next week’s newsletter, but for now, let me express my gratitude by asking you to do a little bit of work. It take...
  • A Narrative Timeline of Mary Lincoln's Life (subscribers only)
    23 Nov 2021 • < 1 min read • 2 0
    Subscribers, I made you a narrative timeline to reference alongside the public edition of The Insanity Trial of Mary Lincoln. It went out a bit early, a special request from Thanksgiving travelers. IC...
  • The Insanity Trial of Mary Lincoln
    23 Nov 2021 • 10 min read • 11 0
    This is the second post in a two-part series. ICYMI: Why Do We Think That Mary Lincoln Was Crazy? Subscribers, you should have received a narrative timeline last night. If you did not, let me know and...
  • Why Do We Think Mary Lincoln Was Crazy?
    17 Nov 2021 • 4 min read • 8 0
    Upcoming Virtual Events: Join me tonight for the final talk in the Carole Weinstein Author Series at the Library of Virginia. On November 18th, I’ll be in conversation with H.W. Brands about his new b...
  • Primary sources are a vibe
    10 Nov 2021 • 5 min read • 5 0
    Upcoming Virtual Events: On November 17, I’ll be giving the final talk in the Carole Weinstein Author Series at the Library of Virginia. On November 18th, I’ll be in conversation with H.W. Brands abou...
  • What to See—and Skip!
    02 Nov 2021 • 1 min read • 6 0
    Wait, so Thomas Jefferson wasn’t “in the room where it happened?!” I’m going to get to the bottom of this tomorrow night at the Gotham Center for New York History. The Mount Vernon Ladies’ Association...
  • Update: The Queen Replied to My Letter
    27 Oct 2021 • 1 min read • 7 0
    In September, I wrote to you about the Queen of England. She hadn’t returned my letter, mailed eight months before, requesting information related to my next book. But hope springs eternal in the hear...
  • Texting with an Archivist III: Victoria Castaneda of NASA's Jet Propulsion Lab
    20 Oct 2021 • 1 min read • 2 0
    Sidney Poitier loves space. Since the 1950s, the Jet Propulsion Lab in Pasadena, California, has been NASA’s primary planetary spacecraft center. It’s where robotic spacecrafts are born and raised, th...
  • A Deadly Introduction
    13 Oct 2021 • 3 min read • 4 0
    ICYMI: I was in conversation with Dr. Keisha Blain, a New York Times bestselling author, about her excellent new biography on Fannie Lou Hammer, Until I Am Free. Elmwood Cemetery, where Henry Ellett, ...
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