On three works from my favorite grad class, and the dark American histories they help us remember.
1) Catherine Maria Sedgwick’s Hope Leslie (1826), and the Pequot War.
2) Charles Chesnutt’s The Marrow of Tradition (1901), and the Wilmington coup and massacre.
3) Junot Diaz’s The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao (2008), and the U.S. relationship with Trujillo.
Special weekend post tomorrow,
PS. What do you think? Fall classes, work, or other happenings you’d recap?
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