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Saturday, November 30, 2013

November 30-December 1, 2013: November 2013 Recap

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

November 4: Berkshire Stories: Vincentini’s Photos: A series on stories from the Berkshires region of Mass. starts with the photos and photographer that represent unique American identities.
November 5: Berkshire Stories: Monument Mountain: The series continues with the impressive natural site through which multiple American stories can be traced.
November 6: Berkshire Stories: Lenox: Three stages in a small town’s evolution into an artistic and cultural center, as the series rolls on.
November 7: Berkshire Stories: The Housatonic: Three complex and compelling sides to a New England river.
November 8: Berkshire Stories: The series concludes with how an icon’s hometown doesn’t remember him, how it does, and how it could.
November 9-10: AmericanStudies Wants You!: A welcome post and a reminder of three ways you can contribute your voice to the blog.
November 11: Veteran’s Week: A Veteran Performance: A Veteran’s Day-inspired series kicks off with the under-remembered film that embodies how we should remember our veterans.
November 12: Veteran’s Week: Band of Brothers: The series continues with thoughts on nostalgia and nuance in one of our best recent representations of war.
November 13: Veteran’s Week: The Red Convertible: The powerful story that embodies but also challenges one of the most widely understood aspects of veteran’s experiences, as the series rolls on.
November 14: Veteran’s Week: African Americans in World War I: Two opposed yet crucially interconnected ways to remember a community of veterans.
November 15: Veteran’s Week: Veterans Against the War(s): The series concludes with the longstanding veteran’s community we hardly ever recognize—and my personal connection to them.
November 16-17: Crowd-Sourced Veterans: Crowd-sourced responses to the week’s posts and other thoughts and ideas from fellow AmericanStudiers.
November 18: Times Like These: 1963: A series on bitterly divided times like our own starts with the extremism and political violence of 1963, and today.
November 19: Times Like These: 1935: The series continues with the debates over Social Security and how history repeats itself—but also doesn’t.
November 20: Times Like These: 1886: A year that was good for corporations, bad for workers and immigrants, and important for us, as the series continues.
November 21: Times Like These: 1860: We come to it at last—the most divided moment in our nation’s history, and what we can learn from it.
November 22: Times Like These: 1800: The series concludes with the moment that changed things in post-Revolutionary America—but also, fortunately, didn’t.
November 23-24: Times Like These: Public Scholarship: Some meta-reflections on my own role and work, in times and spaces like these.
November 25: Giving Thanks: AmericanStudies TV: A Thanksgiving series starts with the renaissance in great AmericanStudying TV shows.
November 26: Giving Thanks: New Releases: The series continues with highly anticipated new works from old friends—and new ones.
November 27: Giving Thanks: Fitchburg State Colleagues: Three of the many reasons why I’m very thankful to be part of the FSU faculty, as the series rolls on.
November 28: Giving Thanks: Expanding Horizons: On the challenge facing my university, and an office and colleague whose work in addressing it I’m very thankful for.
November 29: Giving Thanks: Future AmericanStudiers: The series concludes with an amazing and inspiring conversation between past and future Americas.
Next series starts Monday,
PS. Topics you’d like to see covered in this space? Guest posts you’d like to contribute? Lemme know!

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