Creator: Sarah Vowell

An American author, essayist, humorist, and one-time voice actress (she played Violet Parr in The Incredibles).

The grand majority of her writing focuses on American history with the exception of two of her books, Take the Connoli: Stories from the New World and The Partly Cloudy Patriot, which are a collection of essays. She loves to commentate American society and she has made appearances on The Daily Show; her stories have also appeared on This American Life, and are widely collected in anthologies (including some School Study Media, e.g. The Bedford Reader).

Her works provide insight on:

  • Abraham Lincoln: Assassination Vacation is about...
  • The Colonial Period: The Wordy Shipmates is about the founding of the Massachusetts Bay Colony, the governorship of John Winthrop, religious politics of the era, and Indian-Puritan relations.
  • James Garfield
  • Native Americans: Sarah Vowell is one-eighth Cherokee herself and the fact frequently shows up in her works. In Take the Connoli, she actually follows the Trail of Tears.
  • William McKinley