Mapping Commonplaces: Replanting The Mayflower

By Kwesi Billups Introduction Throughout the course of the semester, students in my College Writing Seminar have embarked on a semester-long journey to investigate the rhetorical situations of various locations around the nation’s capital, Washington D.C. Some students chose to work with street intersections, while others chose more historically documented and culturally relevant locations such as […]

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April Showers Bring Mayflowers

By Kwesi Billups Founded in 1925, The Mayflower Hotel was created to serve as a hub for the ideal picture of high society and extravagance in the nation’s capital. From The Mayflower’s very inception, it operated as a venue for socialites to exercise their most public achievements, and their most private improprieties. Hotel owners often […]

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