[A Recap of the month that was in AmericanStudying.]
June 5: Environmental Activisms: Aldo Leopold: A series inspired by my older son’s summer opportunity to work with a current environmental activist kicks off with the pioneering conservationist who helped develop three important concepts.
June 6: Environmental Activisms: Mardy Murie: The series continues with three factors that help explain the unique life and legacy of the “Grandmother of the Conservation Movement.”
June 7: Environmental Activisms: Animated Activism: Three examples of the longstanding link between animation and the environment, as the series rolls on.
June 8: Environmental Activisms: 21st Century Voices: Three recent books that carry the legacy of environmental writing into our current moment.
June 9: Environmental Activisms: All of Us: And speaking of us, the series concludes with three ways we can all be environmental activists.
June 10-11: Environmental Activisms: The Climate Just Cities Project: A special weekend post on a few ways to learn more about the vital project with which my son is working this summer.
June 12: Women in War: The Women’s Armed Services Integration Act: On the 75th anniversary of its passage, a series on women in war starts with three women who embody the arguments for the Women’s Armed Services Integration Act.
June 13: Women in War: Molly Pitcher: The series continues with the why the iconic war hero who didn’t really exist still matters.
June 14: Women in War: The Civil War: Three of the complicated and compelling women who managed to serve in the Civil War, as the series fights on.
June 15: Women in War: World War II: Three groundbreaking organizations that helped turn the tide of history.
June 16: Women in War: Miyoko Hikiji: The series concludes with a book and soldier that can help bring our conversations into the 21st century.
June 17-18: Women in War: Tanya Roth’s Guest Post: A repeat of a wonderful Guest Post from September 2021, drawn from Roth’s book on women in the military.
June 19: Beach Reads: New to Liberty: Focused the annual Beach Reads series on books by colleagues and friends, starting with DeMisty Bellinger’s debut novel.
June 20: Beach Reads: Katharine Covino’s Books: The series continues with my colleague Katy’s co-authored books for teens.
June 21: Beach Reads: Ian Williams’ Latest: A pair of 2021 releases from my super-talented friend Ian, as the series reads on.
June 22: Beach Reads: Illmatic Consequences: Many of my friends I haven’t met in person yet, like Walter D. Greason, co-editor of this new collection.
June 23: Beach Reads: Forthcoming (for Next Summer, Natch): The series concludes with a trio of forthcoming books for which you’ll need to keep room in the beach bag.
June 24-25: Crowd-sourced Beach Reads: As usual, one of my favorite crowd-sourced posts of the year!
June 26: Germany and America: Kennedy in Berlin: A series on German American histories kicks off with Kennedy’s influential speech on its 60th anniversary.
June 27: Germany and America: Ben Franklin: The series continues with what we can all learn from Franklin’s anti-German xenophobia.
June 28: Germany and America: 19th Century Figures: What four 19th century German Americans can tell us about the century, as the series rolls on.
June 29: Germany and America: The German American Bund: Three distinct but complementary ways to contextualize a Nazi American organization.
June 30: Germany and America: The Lives of Others: The series concludes with how a film that’s very much about 1980s East Germany can still tell us a lot about 21st century America.
July 4th series starts Monday,
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