The story of Asaph Perry presented on this
web site is an experiment in digital hypertext history. We designed the
site to, in a sense, make Asaph's story not only knowable, but
The story is divided into six separate story lines. Each
story line is comprised of multiple text blocks or lexia, which are
stand-alone chunks of text as well as electronic links that join them.
The links in lexia will take you to other parts of the story. This type
of reading is non-linear, so if you prefer to read the story in linear
fashion, you can start with the opening and follow the links
highlighted next to the word "next" at the bottom of the lexia.
While reading the story you can also read about the
development of the story by clicking on the "Writing" link on the left.
Clicking the link titled "Learning" will allow you to read about how
your students might learn about the past by engaging Asaph's story. The
documents used to construct the story as well as an explanation of how
these documents were used are available under the link title
An index of all the learning
materials available on this site is available.
All the documents in the Asaph Perry
Collection are also available.