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2019: A Historian’s Reading

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On December 31, 2019
For the last couple of years, I’ve posted my reading list as a historian. Here it is for 2019. Here is 2018’s list. And here is 2017. And let’s not forget good ol’ 2016. Let me use the same language explaining this as last year: I read these books for my own purposes–to prepare for […]
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Labor Day Weekend Podcasting

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On August 31, 2019
As it so happens I’ve done two podcasts on my various books that were released yesterday. Since they are both about labor, it’s perfect timing! First, is In the Past Lane, hosted by Edward O’Donnell, a historian at Holy Cross. Here I am talking about the strikes book and all that goes along with that. […]
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Labor Day Q&A

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On September 1, 2018
It’s only a month until A History of America in Ten Strikes is released and so it is going to be all publicity all time. Oh boy! Anyway, I did an author Q&A for The New Press for your Labor Day weekend. Here’s a chunk of it. What is the role of race and gender […]

Barracoon

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On April 30, 2018

Zora Neale Hurston is one of the greatest literary and anthropologist treasures in American history, despite her dying completely forgotten and in poverty in 1960. Her 1931 novel Barracoon is finally

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2017: A Historian’s Reading

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On December 31, 2017
At the end of last year, I put up a list of the books I read for professional reasons in 2016. People seemed to like it, so here is this year’s list. Just as a refresher, I read these books for my own purposes–to prepare for teaching, to keep up or catch up on the […]

Paperback

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On May 5, 2017

My book Empire of Timber is now in paperback and thus at a price that is reasonably affordable, if still a little high for a paperback. If you have an itch that needs to be scratched around reading th

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