Saturday, December 2, 2017
December 2-3, 2017: November 2017 Recap
[A Recap of the month that was in AmericanStudying.]
November 6: Veterans Days: The Bonus Army: A Veterans Day series kicks off with the radical veterans movement that ended in both tragedy and success.
November 7: Veterans Days: Miyoko Hikiji: The series continues with the book and author that can help bring our conversations about veterans into the 21st century.
November 8: Veterans Days: The Harrisburg Veterans Parade: One of the terrible, and then one of the great, American moments, as the series rolls on.
November 9: Veterans Days: Veterans’ Organizations: The distinct and even contradictory reasons why veterans’ organizations are formed.
November 10: Veterans Days: The Best Years of Our Lives: The series concludes with the film and performance that capture the spectrum and significance of veterans’ experiences.
November 11-12: Crowd-sourced Veterans Days: A wonderful crowd-sourced collections of Veterans Day texts and stories.
November 13: AthleteStudying: Pudge Heffelfinger: On the 125th anniversary of his signing as the first professional football player, Pudge kicks off an AthleteStudying series.
November 14: AthleteStudying: Ruth and Gehrig: The series continues with the iconic teammates who represents two contrasting narratives of American identity.
November 15: AthleteStudying: Curt Flood: Three documents that together tell the story of the athlete who changed professional sports forever, as the series rolls on.
November 16: AthleteStudying: The Williams Sisters: Two factors that have entirely changed my perspective on the tennis superstars.
November 17: AthleteStudying: Women’s Soccer Stories: The series concludes with two individual and one collective way to AmericanStudy our recent crop of soccer stars.
November 18-19: Curry, LeBron, and Sports in the Age of Trump: A special post on two NBA stars and professional athletes in the age of Trump.
November 20-26: Collegial Thanksgivings: A Thanksgiving week special post, highlighting five inspiring women with whom I’m very thankful to work!
November 27: 80s AlbumStudying: Brothers in Arms and War: For Thriller’s 35th anniversary, an 80s AlbumStudying series starts with Dire Straits’ classic and images of war.
November 28: 80s AlbumStudying: Public Enemy, N.W.A., and Protest Rap: The series continues with two seminal rap albums and protest music.
November 29: 80s AlbumStudying: Building the Perfect Beast and Political Pop: Three different ways a pop album can offer political commentary, as the series rocks on.
November 30: 80s AlbumStudying: Thriller and Dualities: On its 35th anniversary, three factors that helped make Thriller so influential and iconic.
December 1: 80s AlbumStudying: Born in the U.S.A. and Patriotism: The series concludes with two ways to argue for the critical patriotic possibilities of a misunderstood album.
Next series starts Monday,
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