[A Recap of the month that was in AmericanStudying.]
July 31: Sibling Studying: The Marx Brothers and the Stooges: A celebratory series on American siblings kicks off with two groups at the heart of mid-20th century comedy and culture.
August 1: Sibling Studying: The Grimké Sisters: The series continues with a pair of sisters who exemplified the power, courage, and complexity of American abolitionism.
August 2: Sibling Studying: The Wright Brothers: Three lesser-known stories of the brothers who changed transportation and the world, as the series rolls on.
August 3: Sibling Studying: William and Henry James: The influential and inspiring relationship between two brothers who echo my own favorite pair of siblings.
August 4: Sibling Studying: The Eaton Sisters: The series concludes with two columns where I’ve highlighted the amazing Eaton sisters, and one thing I’d add.
August 5-6: Sibling Studying: The Railton Boys: Couldn’t share a SiblingStudying series without paying tribute to my favorite pair of brothers!
August 7: Birthday Bests: 2010-2011: My annual birthday series of favorite posts from across the blog’s nearly 13 years started here…
August 19-20: Birthday Bests: 2022-2023: … and concluded here with 46 favorite posts from the last year on the blog!
August 21: Cville Places: Barracks Road: For this year’s Cville series, I focused on symbolic spaces, starting with one that captures the elided but evocative histories all around us.
August 22: Cville Places: Fry’s Spring: The series continues with four stages to one of Cville’s most exemplary sites.
August 23: Cville Places: Vinegar Hill: Sharing a Saturday Evening Post column on one of the city’s most tragic spaces, as the series rolls on.
August 24: Cville Places: The Jefferson School: What a historic educational place can tell us about three distinct 20th century eras.
August 25: Cville Places: The Paramount Theater: The series concludes with three telling details about the city’s most historic theater.
August 26-27: Cville Places: The Public Schools: A special weekend tribute to some of the many amazing folks I worked with in my own most influential Cville space.
August 28: Contextualizing the March on Washington: 1941 Origins: For the March’s 60th anniversary, a series on key contexts kicks off with 1941 origin points.
August 29: Contextualizing the March on Washington: 1957 Prelude: The series continues with how a 1957 march foreshadowed 1963, and how it differed.
August 30: Contextualizing the March on Washington: The Big Six: A couple inspiring elements of the 1963 March’s leadership, and one frustrating one.
August 31: Contextualizing the March on Washington: Marian, Mahalia, and Odetta: The 1963 musical performers who dominated the headlines, and three whom we should better remember.
September 1: Contextualizing the March on Washington: Speeches: The series concludes with three of the March’s many important orations (beyond its most famous one).
Fall Semester previews start Monday,
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