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Oh the Microhistories

The OED defines a microhistory as a “[h]istorical study which addresses a specific or localized subject; a historical account of this nature, a case study. Also, a short account, a ‘potted’ history.”

Assuming we make it through the audition process, I’m going to be part of a group presenting non-fiction titles at MLA this year; I’m going to be doing microhistories. I need to narrow my list down from 25 to ten titles, but seeing as how I started out with about 80 titles, this should perfectly be doable.

Here are the 25 titles I am considering:

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