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Saturday, August 29, 2015

August 29-30, 2015: August 2015 Recap

[A Recap of the month that was in AmericanStudying.]
August 3: Virginia Connections: Slavery at Monticello App: My annual Old Dominion series kicks off with a new app that exemplifies how technology and public history can work together.
August 4: Virginia Connections: UVa’s African American Cemetery: The series continues with the memorial cemetery that makes a significant but partial contribution to our collective memories.
August 5: Virginia Connections: Confederate Memorials: Two obvious Confederate memorials in Charlottesville and one more subtle one, as the series rolls on.
August 6: Virginia Connections: Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum: Three exemplary exhibits and pieces from the wonderful Colonial Williamsburg museum.
August 7: Virginia Connections: Writing Deafness: The series concludes with a great recent scholarly book that contributes to many disciplines, including AmericanStudies.
August 8-9: My Virginia: A special weekend post highlighting posts on the many people and communities that define my Virginia!
August 10: Birthday Specials: 2011 Birthday Best: A birthday week series kicks off with 34 favorite posts from the first year on this blog!
August 11: Birthday Specials: 2012 Birthday Best: 35 bday favorites from the blog’s second year, as the series rolls on!
August 12: Birthday Specials: 2013 Birthday Best: The series continues with 36 bday favorites from the blog’s third year!
August 13: Birthday Specials: 2014 Birthday Best: 37 bday favorites from the blog’s fourth year!
August 14-16: Birthday Specials: 38 for 38: The birthday series concludes with 38 favorites from the last year on the blog!
August 17: Cape Cod Stories: The Mashpee Revolt: A Cape Cod series starts with what’s challenging and complex about a historical rebellion, and what’s very clear.
August 18: Cape Cod Stories: Thoreau and the Cape: The series continues with two complementary reasons to read Thoreau’s often-overlooked travel book.
August 19: Cape Cod Stories: The National Seashore: Three telling spaces within the Cape’s beautiful natural wonder, as the series rolls on.
August 20: Cape Cod Stories: Provincetown: Three revolutionary stages in the evolving, very American history and identity of the Cape community.
August 21: Cape Cod Stories: The Changing Cape: The series concludes with what the Cape isn’t any more, what it is, and what it might be.
August 22-23: Crowd-sourced Summer Getaways: One of my fuller recent crowd-sourced posts, featuring both Cape Cod responses and lots of other summer getaway ideas—add yours in comments!
August 24: More Poems I Love: Larcom’s “Weaving”: A series on poems I love starts with Lucy Larcom’s unique, autobiographical, intersectional classic.
August 25: More Poems I Love: Piatt’s “Pique”: The series continues with Sarah Piatt’s clever, conversational, complex poem about gender and relationships.
August 26: More Poems I Love: Dunbar’s “Mask”: Paul Laurence Dunbar’s amazing poem about race, identity, community, and the lynching era, as the series rolls on.
August 27: More Poems I Love: Espada’s “Perfection”: Why I love Martín Espada’s reflective, political, powerful poem on work and identity.
August 28: More Poems I Love: Alexie’s “Exaggeration”: The series concludes with Sherman Alexie’s dark yet hopeful, and vital, poem.
Next series starts Monday,
PS. Topics you’d like to see covered in this space? Guest Posts you’d like to write? Lemme know!

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