As in "jumping over the broom" weddings?
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I might also point H-AmStdy readers to a recent essay in the ISSF Policy Series over at H-Diplo.
In the introduction to the latest issue of the journal Jeunesse: Young People, Texts, Cultures editor Heather Snell offers analysis of representations President Donald Trump as a child. The piece is open access, and titled "Child King." Snell sees uses of both positive and negative constructions of "the child" in how Trump is discussed, as well as a parent/child relationship in Pence/Trump that inverts representations of Obama/Biden in popular memes.
If you haven't seen it already, I suspect a few H-AMSTDYers will be interested in one of the latest H-Diplo publications titled "Donald Trump Versus American Exceptionalism: Toward the Sources of Trumpian Conduct ." In it, the author argues Trump asserts a "normal nationalism, extreme but not exceptional." It entails a large scale re-framing of American self-identity away from the "city on a hill" to something like a Third World Country and international lau
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I am looking for primary source materials related to childhood studies in order to build a resource library for graduate students and instructors.
My name is Emily Slomski. I am a second year graduate student at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln under the advisement of Dr. Will Thomas.
Hello, colleagues, I'm looking for a law student or grad student in or around Kansas City to finish reading some fairly recent (1970s-1980s) case files for me at the National Archives. Refer them to me at email@example.com. Many thanks.
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I wonder if it might also be useful to think about this in terms of the Historic Natchez Tableaux, which features a performance of the wedding of Jefferson Davis and Varina Howell.