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- Lois Leveen demonstrates how to read archival sources to uncover the perspectives that official documents were intended to suppress or erase (The Journal of the Civil War Era).
- Isabel Machado’s newest book, Carnival in Alabama: Marked Bodies and Invented Traditions in Mobile, uses Mardi Gras as a vehicle to understand social and cultural changes in Mobile, Alabama, in the twentieth century.
- Brooke Bauer discusses how Catawba women ensured their culture would live on from one generation to the next (Ben Franklin’s World).
- Slavery and Freedom in the Bluegrass State: Revisiting My Old Kentucky Home, edited by Gerald L. Smith, uncovers the long-forgotten stories of African Americans in Kentucky (University of Kentucky Press).
- Laurel Daen and Marianne Petit explore the creativity of nineteenth-century artists with disabilities (All of Us).
- The connections between German POWs and Black American soldiers is uncovered by Matthew Wills (JSTOR Daily).
- Candace Cunningham discusses HBCUs and the Red Scare in South Carolina (Black Perspectives).
- The forgotten battle to preserve an Alabama community, Africatown, is explored by Nick Tabor (Smithsonian Magazine).