[A Recap of the month that was in AmericanStudying.]
August 3: Military Massacres: Wounded Knee: For the 75th anniversary of the Hiroshima bombing, a massacre series starts with three attempts to raise awareness of a horrific event.
August 4: Military Massacres: The Pullman Strike: The series continues with how 1890s anti-labor violence parallels Wounded Knee, and a key difference.
August 5: Military Massacres: Balangiga: Why it matters how we refer to a 1901 event, and how to get beyond that question in any case.
August 6: Military Massacres: Hiroshima: On that 75th anniversary, an unanswerable question and a vital reframing.
August 7: Military Massacres: My Lai: The series concludes with three complex, flawed, and powerful engagements with one of our more recent military massacres.
August 8: Birthday Bests: 2010-2011: The annual birthday series of blog highlights!
August 17: Birthday Bests: 2019-2020: And the newest addition to the series, 43 favorite posts from the past (10th!) year on the blog.
August 18: Virginia Histories: Bacon’s Rebellion: My annual Cville/Virginia series begins with myths and realities of a famous 17th century uprising.
August 19: Virginia Histories: Mr. Jefferson’s University: The series continues with the instructive early struggles of an educational pioneer.
August 20: Virginia Histories: Loving v. Virginia: Two under-remembered contexts for the ground-breaking Supreme Court decision and what they add to the conversation.
August 21: Virginia Histories: The Virginia Tech Shooting: The series concludes with two ways in which AmericanStudies can provide contexts for a devastating recent tragedy.
August 22-23: Charlottesville in 2020: A special weekend post on where my hometown stands in 2020, from statue debates to inspiring activists.
August 24: Katrina at 15: Nature or Nurture?: For Katrina’s 15th anniversary, a series kicks off with two distinct ways to frame a disaster, and what our current crisis helps us understand.
August 25: Katrina at 15: The Aftermaths: The series continues with what we still don’t talk about enough from it comes to Katrina’s aftermaths, and what we really don’t talk about at all.
August 26: Katrina at 15: Treme: Five telling characters from my favorite TV show, as the series rolls on.
August 27: Katrina at 15: Three Hurricanes: How three other historic storms help us contextualize and understand Katrina.
August 28: Katrina at 15: New Orleans and America: The series concludes on a optimistic note, why I’d call New Orleans the most American of our major cities.
Fall preview series starts Monday,
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