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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 agree with Ben about curating American Studies for a larger public...
I also like the New Books Network.
Your timing is good as I just submitted an entry to Oxford on sectionalism so I have Turner well in mind.
Since you are basing the seminar on Turner's thesis, I want to point out his, The Frontier in American History, is free to read online: http://xroads.virginia.edu/~hyper/turner/
If you are looking for in-class video material, you can get a lot out of the PBS series on The West. The companion website has numerous essays and a teacher lesson plan section with plenty of primary course materials: http://www.pbs.org/weta/thewest/
I am currently organizing an undergraduate seminar (at present 11 students nearly all of them senior AMS majors) entitled “Opening and Closings in the American West.” My approach is both topical and chronological, ie, I’m treating an “Opening” or a “Closing” (or both at once as is so often the case) in accumulating chronological sequence. To this end, I would appreciate sincerely any suggestions you may care to make regarding topics, assigned readings, and/or activities.
Regards and best wishes for a good summer,
I am looking for a partner who would like to collaborate with me in a new program that the German Historical Institute just put on: a binational research tandem. I think it is a wonderful opportunity for new post-docs, tenured faculty on sabbatical, and anyone who can and would like to spend an academic year at the GHI in Washington DC.
I am a German post-doc working on the nexus of food culture, migration, and ethnicity. I am looking for a North American partner. Note that there are two thematic specializations: