Gordon Fraser is a lecturer and presidential fellow at the University of Manchester, where he teaches in the American Studies program. A past winner of the 1921 Award in American Literature and the William Riley Parker Prize, Fraser's scholarship has appeared in PMLA, American Quarterly, and other journals. He has also written for the Washington Post, the National Post of Canada, Lapham's Quarterly, and the Chronicle of Higher Education. His book, Star Territory: Printing the Universe in Nineteenth-Century America, was published by the University of Pennsylvania Press in 2021.
Jan. 6, 2022
In the 18th and 19th centuries, North Americans looked up at the sky in wonder at the cosmos and what lay beyond earth’s atmosphere. But astronomers like Benjamin Banneker, Georgia surveyors, Cherokee storytellers, and gover…