Elaine Forman Crane


On her book Witches, Wife Beaters, and Whores: Common Law and Common Folk in Early America

Cover Interview of January 22, 2012


February 03, 2012

Elaine!! sorry

February 03, 2012

Hi Ellen.  Sounds like a fascinating book.  Good to hear of it and see your face, and if I was reading the way I used to I’d definitely get it soon.  As it is, well, someday.  Made me think about the Columbia Seminar.

How did I get here?  was stirring around the thought that the general public has strikingly little knowledge of how wars begin and how they end.  Started googling “How wars begin” but before I got to “begin” it was offering “end” as a choice.  Went back to that, found Dan Reiter’s book of that title.  2009, Amazon ranking 500,000+ (sad), and the one and only Amazon reader review was by Rorotoko.com. Remembered finding them interesting once upon a time, clicked on current issue, and there you were.

Sounds like you, me, and Rorotoko are drawn to underrated topics.

I’m guessing I won’t get mail-bombed if I put my email address here - hal@panix.com.

Best Wishes, Hal