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Jill Lepore is an associate professor of history at Boston University. She is the author of The Name of War: King Philip’s War and the Origins of American Identity, which won the Bancroft Prize, Phi Beta Kappa’s Ralph Waldo Emerson Award, the Berkshire Conference of Women Historians’ Book Prize, and the New England Historical Association’s Book Award. She is cofounder and coeditor of the Web magazine Common-place (, and lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: English language United States History, English language Social aspects United States, National characteristics, American History, English language 18th century, English language 19th century, Americanisms History