For Native Americans, a history of pain — and reasons for hope

A photo of an abused Native girl frames Byron Dorgan’s account of struggle and survival. Continue reading at 'The Washington Post'

[ The Washington Post | 2020-02-28 13:00:00 UTC ]
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Rick Atkinson Wins American History Book Prize

The award from the New-York Historical Society honors the first installment of his planned trilogy about the American Revolution, which emphasizes the conflict’s costs and uncertainties. Continue reading at The New York Times

[ The New York Times | 2020-03-17 12:00:06 UTC ]
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Before 'American Dirt,' a history of Oprah's Book Club controversies

Oprah Winfrey first launched Oprah's Book Club on Sept. 16, 1996, 10 years into "The Oprah Winfrey Show," one of the highest-rated daytime talk shows in television history. Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2020-03-10 14:00:38 UTC ]
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More Than Toys: Exploring History With American Girl

For one reader, AMERICAN GIRL was more than a favorite book series and doll: it was a lifestyle. Continue reading at Book Riot

[ Book Riot | 2020-03-04 11:33:19 UTC ]
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Katherine Kayne on the Strong Women of Hawaii’s Painful History

In this delightful debut novel Katherine Kayne sweeps us back to a Hawaii still mourning its lost kingdom, where ladies—their ballgowns covered in yards of protective fabric—gallop across the mountains and down the city streets on their way to polo matches and parties, men dance the hula as well... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2020-01-17 09:46:07 UTC ]
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‘Everyone wants a place where they feel safe,’ says Joy Harjo, the first Native American U.S. poet laureate

She says our global community is at a dire environmental moment in our collective history. Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2020-01-14 12:00:00 UTC ]
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Tayari Jones on the Necessary American History of Ann Petry’s The Street

The Street is a groundbreaking work of American literature that is as relevant today as when it was published in 1946. When it won Ann Petry the Houghton Mifflin Prize for Debut Writers, the literary world was put on notice. Everyone agreed that the novel was brilliant, but, as is the case with... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2020-01-06 09:47:44 UTC ]
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Felton’s ‘painfully funny history of Britain’ optioned for TV

Open Mike Productions, the production company behind “Live at the Apollo” and “The Last Leg”, has optioned journalist James Felton’s 52 Times Britain Was A Bellend (Sphere) for a comedy TV series. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-11-12 05:26:52 UTC ]
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In praise of the older women who shaped American history

Gail Collins tells the stories of those who made their mark in middle age and beyond. Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2019-10-18 13:47:38 UTC ]
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W&N wins seven-publisher auction for Pennock's tale of Native Americans discovering Europe

W&N has triumphed in a seven-publisher auction for Aztec historian Caroline Dodds Pennock’s untold story of the Native Americans who discovered Europe. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-10-16 19:15:44 UTC ]
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Four new poetry collections bring pain — and hope — into sharp relief

New works by Nick Flynn, Hanif Abdurraqib, Nancy Naomi Carlson and Kathleen Graber. Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2019-10-15 18:56:14 UTC ]
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The Writer’s Alibi: My Terrible, Dreadful, Hope-the-FBI-Doesn’t-Look-at-This Search History

The internet search histories of novelists can be quite disturbing. Writer Kathleen Valenti shares the methodology behind web searches for her newest medical mystery. The post The Writer’s Alibi: My Terrible, Dreadful, Hope-the-FBI-Doesn’t-Look-at-This Search History by Kathleen Valenti appeared... Continue reading at Writer's Digest

[ Writer's Digest | 2019-08-20 14:00:45 UTC ]
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Téa Obreht | 'I knew that as an immigrant from the Balkans, I wasn’t going to tell a Native American story'

Téa Obreht’s follow-up to her acclaimed début reframes narratives about the American West. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-07-29 07:09:27 UTC ]
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The New York Times profiles Louise Erdrich’s Native American-focused bookstore.

The New York Times books section today featured a lovely profile by J. D. Biersdorfer of Birchbark Books & Native Arts, the Minneapolis bookstore owned by National Book Award-winning writer Louise Erdrich which provides indigenous-language guides, literature and crafts, alongside the latest... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2019-07-25 17:50:55 UTC ]
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Native American writer Joy Harjo is the next U.S. Poet Laureate

A member of the Muscogee Nation, Harjo has authored eight collections of poetry. Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2019-06-19 12:00:00 UTC ]
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The Artist Bringing Native American Representation to Comic Books

“I’m doing the same thing that my ancestors did. I’m just telling the stories that I care about, that I love and that are relevant to me,” Jeffrey Veregge says. Continue reading at The Huffington Post

[ The Huffington Post | 2019-03-26 21:37:09 UTC ]
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Book Review: Behold, America: A History of America First and the American Dream, by Sarah Churchwell

In the late summer of 1941, as millions of Americans were debating whether to become involved in the war against Hitler, the journalist Dorothy Thompson wrote a celebrated essay for Harper's magazine. The title was Who Goes Nazi?, and Thompson explained that she had devised "a somewhat macabre... Continue reading at Stuff

[ Stuff | 2018-07-07 00:00:00 UTC ]
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10 Essential Native American Novels

Brandon Hobson, author of 'Where the Dead Sit Talking,' picks novels by James Welch, Louise Erdrich, and more. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2018-02-23 00:00:00 UTC ]
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To deal with native ad pains, Vox Media brings distribution in-house

With the help of an ad testing tool, the publisher reduced its reliance on buying traffic from Facebook to meet clients' campaign goals. The post To deal with native ad pains, Vox Media brings distribution in-house appeared first on Digiday. Continue reading at Digiday

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A History of American Atheism: Leigh Eric Schmidt

Detailing atheists’ past of social exclusion, legal jeopardy, and other injustices, Schmidt explains how the group found their footing in a nation of a God-trusting, Bible-believing country in ‘Village Atheists.’ Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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