[This past weekend’s tribute to Daniel Immerwahr’s book reminded me that it’s been a while since I highlighted fellow AmericanStudiers. So this week I’ll share a handful of such voices and texts—I’d love to hear more scholars and works you’d add to the mix!]
The first two scholars I highlighted this week are folks I’ve had the chance to meet in person, but of course there are lots of amazing AmericanStudiers I haven’t yet met—partly because of, y’know, the last 18 months; but also because of a more positive factor, the countless scholars I’ve met online through the #twitterstorians community. One of those is Holly A. Pinheiro, Jr., a History Professor at Augusta University whose first book, The Families’ Civil War, will be coming out in June 2022 from the University of Georgia Press. I can’t lie, one reason I’m highlighting Holly in this series is that he’s perhaps the only person I’ve ever encountered who loves the film Glory even more than I do, and that’s not a fact I take at all lightly. But among the many other reasons is that Holly exemplifies how even the most seemingly exhausted topics—like the Civil War—are being given new life and salience through the work of phenomenal AmericanStudiers. Can’t wait to read his book!
Next highlight tomorrow,
PS. What do you think? AmericanStudies scholars or works you’d share?