A fascinating piece! As someone with an academic/journalistic interest in Aaron Burr Jr., I’ve long wondered how a servant of Indian origin ended up in his household. In this intriguing piece of scholarship, Kushanava Choudhury gives a plausible, if horrific sense of the twists and turns that could have brought Emmons from Kolkata to the New World.

Penelope Rowlands
Princeton, N.J.