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I'm writing to announce the launch of the companion website for my forthcoming book Why Busing Failed: Race, Media and the National Resistance to School Desegregation (University of California Press, American Crossroads series, March 2016). You can view the website here: http://whybusingfailed.com/
Thanks all. I’ll get a list of American Studies podcasts posted on H-AMSTDY later today. Is anyone else surprised at how few there are? Let us know as you encounter or produce more and I’ll add them.
As for podcast suggestions, finding a way to get scholarly research outside of the Ivory Tower sounds great. I wonder, though, how big of an audience any podcast (that isn’t also a radio show) ever gets?
A subscription service book box for American Studies… I think that sounds potentially cool. Might do some research on how those are run…
I am a postdoc at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and I am looking for a roommate from Wed, October 7-Sat, October 10 for the upcoming ASA meeting in Toronto. Message me at email@example.com if you are looking for a roommate for those approximate dates. I am also willing to consider someone who only needs a roommate for the dates of October 8-10.
In response to the lively discussion regarding readings that consider an object, we have started a "Readings of Interest" page at H-Material-Culture. The page currently lists all of the books, articles, essays, and websites that came up as part of this discussion. However, we will add other lists as topics of interest arise.