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Saturday, July 29, 2023

July 29-30, 2023: July 2023 Recap

[A Recap of the month that was in AmericanStudying.]

July 3: Patriotism in 2023: What the Gerrymander? Podcast: For July 4th, I shared some of the many ways I’ve been able to talk about my patriotism book, starting with this excellent podcast on contemporary politics.

July 4: Patriotism in 2023: Black Legislators, Past and Present: The series continued with the most recent of the many Saturday Evening Post columns where I’ve talked American patriotism.

July 5: Patriotism in 2023: Adult Learning Conversations: What I shared and learned in an adult learning class on patriotism, as the series talks on.

July 6: Patriotism in 2023: Critical Patriotism and the Court: One particular article and context that an adult learning student shared with me after that aforementioned class.

July 7: Patriotism in 2023: “Patriotic Education”: The series concludes with a frustratingly ubiquitous current context for the contested history of American patriotism.

July 8-9: Patriotism in 2023: Talking Of Thee I Sing: Which is one of many reasons why I’d love any and every chance to keep talking about this book, so please share such opportunities at any time!

July 10: AmericanStudying Summer Jams: Summer Wind: It ain’t summer without summer jams, so this week I AmericanStudied a handful of summer songs, starting with a Sinatra classic that reveals a lot about performance, authorship, and collective memory.

July 11: AmericanStudying Summer Jams: Summertime Blues: The series continues with what a summer classic reveals about the voices of youth.

July 12: AmericanStudying Summer Jams: Summer in the City: Whether all art is political, and why the question matters more than the answer, as the series rocks on.

July 13: AmericanStudying Summer Jams: Summertime: Two distinct but equally significant ways to AmericanStudy the Fresh Prince and his most famous summer jam.

July 14: AmericanStudying Summer Jams: All Summer Long: The series concludes with classic rock, pseudo-nostalgia, and the undeniable role of pop culture in our lives.

July 17: Seneca Falls Studying: Quaker Communities: For the 175th anniversary of the Seneca Falls Convention, a series on its histories and contexts starts with a delightfully specific and importantly broad layer to the Convention’s origins.

July 18: Seneca Falls Studying: The Declaration: The series continues with one obviously important choice in the Convention’s key document, and one subtler one.

July 19: Seneca Falls Studying: Douglass and Suffrage: Three ways in which Frederick Douglass contributed to the fight for women’s suffrage, as the series convenes on.

July 20: Seneca Falls Studying: Rochester: Why an immediate follow-up convention was so important, and two of its more groundbreaking details.

July 21: Seneca Falls Studying: The Historic Site’s Site: The series concludes with three of the many interesting things you can find on the Women’s Rights National Historical Park’s website.

July 22-23: The 21st Century Women’s Movement: A special weekend follow-up on five figures who embody the contemporary fight for women’s rights.

July 24: Korean War Studying: The Armistice: For the 70th anniversary of the Korean War’s Armistice, a series on that forgotten conflict starts with why that concluding treaty took so long, and what has lingered for the seven decades since.

July 25: Korean War Studying: MacArthur and Truman: The series continues with what differentiates the war’s most prominent American leaders, and what links them nonetheless.

July 26: Korean War Studying: Films: Three films from just a three-year period that reflect three stages of cultural representation, as the series fights on.

July 27: Korean War Studying: M*A*S*H: I couldn’t write a KoreanWarStudying series without analyzing the three iterations of the famous portrayal of wartime doctors.

July 28: Korean War Studying: So What?: The series concludes with three reasons to better engage with one of our more under-remembered conflicts.

Next series starts Monday,


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