Timely Connections: Individual Influence

Individual influenceProfessor Hedrick's Defence

The article, In a Lost Essay, a Glimpse of an Elusive Poet and Slave (The New York Times clearly up to something with the placement of these texts. Harrisse has too little influence, and can’t control his classroom. Hedrick is thought to have too much, and is feared by people in power. And then, in the middle of all that, you have Horton’s essay on individual influence.”

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