Jill Lepore

Jill Lepore is the David Woods Kemper ’41 Professor of American History at Harvard and a staff writer at The New Yorker. Her books include The Name of War, winner of the Bancroft Prize; New York Burning, a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize; and The Whites of Their Eyes: The Tea Party’s Revolution and the Battle over American History.

How Longfellow Woke the Dead

When first published 150 years ago, his famous poem about Paul Revere was read as a bold statement of his opposition to slavery

by Jill Lepore | Wednesday, March 02, 2011