Harper’s Index Has Been Catalogued, and is Now a Searchable Data Base!

How cool is this? Harper’s Magazine has made its popular Index searchable! You can now go to the Harper’s Index page here, type in, say, “evolution” or “Walt Whitman,” and find suprising and curious little stats about them. Sometimes you might even find your favorite topics and obsessions juxtaposing one another, as I did here (with “evolution” and “Walt Whitman”):

8/97 

Letters of complaint elicited by a Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman episode in which she supports evolution: 80

Letters of complaint the show received about an episode in which her son goes camping with Walt Whitman: 94

And I like these two jewels (searching for “Thoreau“):

12/87

Number of direct-mail solicitations sent to Henry David Thoreau at Walden Pond this year: 90

9/03

Estimated acres of forest Henry David Thoreau burned down in 1844 trying to cook fish he had caught for dinner: 300

About Santi Tafarella

I teach writing and literature at Antelope Valley College in California.
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