Piecing Together a City’s History

By Molly Ball, author of Navigating Life and Work in Old Republic São Paulo. This book is available at a discount price through June 30, 2021. Order here and use code LASA21 at checkout. Writing Navigating Life and Work in Old Republic São Paulo was like finishing a jigsaw puzzle. Only instead of a box to show … Continue reading Piecing Together a City’s History

Q&A with Gavin Larsen, author of Being a Ballerina

In Being a Ballerina: The Power and Perfection of a Dancing Life, Gavin Larsen—a former professional ballet dancer—describes the forces that drive a person to study dance; the daily balance that dancers navigate between hardship and joy; and the dancer’s continual quest to discover who they are as a person and as an artist. Get … Continue reading Q&A with Gavin Larsen, author of Being a Ballerina

Dog Research – At Home Edition

By Amanda Burtt, coeditor of Dogs: Archaeology Beyond Domestication. This book is available at a discount price through June 30, 2021. Order here and use code SAA21 at checkout. As an archaeologist, I am used to spending my work life in a laboratory setting and then venturing out in the warmer months for field work. However, … Continue reading Dog Research – At Home Edition

Author-Editor Chat: Mark Jerome Walters and Stephanye Hunter

In Florida Scrub-Jay: Field Notes on a Vanishing Bird, Mark Jerome Walters—a journalist and veterinarian—travels the state to report on the natural history and current predicament of Florida’s flagship bird. Released this spring, Florida Scrub-Jay is a thoughtful reflection on the ethical and emotional weight of protecting a species in an age of catastrophe.  Stephanye Hunter, the … Continue reading Author-Editor Chat: Mark Jerome Walters and Stephanye Hunter

Q&A with Stuart Hodes, author of Onstage with Martha Graham

In Onstage with Martha Graham, Stuart Hodes—a dancer, choreographer, and instructor—describes his experiences dancing with the Martha Graham Dance Company from 1946 to 1958. His memoir is a rare firsthand view of the dance world in the 1940s and through the end of the twentieth century.   We asked Stuart Hodes a few questions about his new … Continue reading Q&A with Stuart Hodes, author of Onstage with Martha Graham

Deep History’s Lesson on Criminal Justice Reform

By Justin Jennings, author of Finding Fairness: From Pleistocene Foragers to Contemporary Capitalists This book is available at a discount price and free shipping through February 1, 2021. Order here and use code CHUA21 at checkout. George Floyd, Eric Garner, Michael Brown, and Breonna Taylor—just some of the Black lives lost in recent police encounters. Regrettably, my … Continue reading Deep History’s Lesson on Criminal Justice Reform

The Archaeology of Revolting Heritage

By Paul R. Mullins, author of Revolting Things: An Archaeology of Shameful Histories and Repulsive Realities This book is available at a discount price and free shipping through February 1, 2021. Order here and use code CHUA21 at checkout. On March 16, 1922, the body of an African-American man was found in the woods in a riverside … Continue reading The Archaeology of Revolting Heritage

Q&A with Simon Wendt, author of The Daughters of the American Revolution and Patriotic Memory in the Twentieth Century

In The Daughters of the American Revolution and Patriotic Memory in the Twentieth Century, a comprehensive history of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR), Simon Wendt shows how the DAR’s efforts to keep alive the memory of the nation’s past were entangled with and strengthened the nation’s racial and gender boundaries. Read below for a Q&A … Continue reading Q&A with Simon Wendt, author of The Daughters of the American Revolution and Patriotic Memory in the Twentieth Century