In this excellent piece I try to provide a small part of the answer.
It was an honor and a pleasure to talk with (Pulitzer-Prize-winning!) journalist Usha Lee McFarling. In all seriousness, this is the most exciting encapsulation of my work I've yet read. It was also thrilling to hear from other experts at the Huntington Library weighing in on the topic. Someday I hope to visit their tremendous archives in person and learn even more!