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

Q&A with Paul J. Magnarella, author of Black Panther in Exile

In Black Panther in Exile: The Pete O'Neal Story, Paul Magnarella—a veteran of the United Nations Criminal Tribunals and O’Neal’s attorney during his appeals process from 1997 to 2001—describes his unsuccessful attempts to overturn what he argues was a wrongful conviction. Read below for a short Q&A with the author. This book is currently on … Continue reading Q&A with Paul J. Magnarella, author of Black Panther in Exile

The Women Behind the Apollo Space Suit

By Bill Ayrey, author of Lunar Outfitters: Making the Apollo Space Suit This book is available at a discount price and free shipping through December 16, 2020. Order here and use code XM20 at checkout. It was just over a year ago that we celebrated the 50-year anniversary of Neil Armstrong stepping foot on the … Continue reading The Women Behind the Apollo Space Suit

The Inspiration behind A Revolution in Movement

By K. Mitchell Snow, author of A Revolution in Movement: Dancers, Painters, and the Image of Modern Mexico Visiting the National Gallery of Art’s exhibition Diaghilev and the Ballets Russes, I was drawn to Auguste Rodin’s roughly modeled form of Nijinsky in L’Après-midi d’un Faune, shot through with a barely restrained animal vitality. But it was … Continue reading The Inspiration behind A Revolution in Movement

Q&A with Christine Ardalan, author of The Public Health Nurses of Jim Crow Florida

The Public Health Nurses of Jim Crow Florida tells the story of healthcare workers who battled racism in a state where white supremacy formed the bedrock of society. Read below for a short Q&A with the author, Christine Ardalan. This book is currently on sale in our African American Studies virtual booth. Use code ALH20 for a discount … Continue reading Q&A with Christine Ardalan, author of The Public Health Nurses of Jim Crow Florida

The Unexpected History of South Florida’s Early Naturalists

By James A. Kushlan, author of Seeking the American Tropics: South Florida's Early Naturalists The Everglades has been a large part of my entire life, beginning when I was growing up on the Little River in postwar Miami, and becoming even more so when I began studying its biology in the 1970s. The more I … Continue reading The Unexpected History of South Florida’s Early Naturalists

The Legacy of Jim Crow in Today’s Healthcare Disparities

By Christine Ardalan, author of The Public Health Nurses of Jim Crow Florida News reports during the spring and summer months of 2020 documenting the outbreaks and deaths caused by the COVID-19 pandemic shined a spotlight on the disproportionate occurrences in Black communities. Black Americans were not only more likely to be infected with the coronavirus … Continue reading The Legacy of Jim Crow in Today’s Healthcare Disparities

A Look at Operation Pedro Pan 60 Years Later

By Deborah Shnookal, author of Operation Pedro Pan and the Exodus of Cuba's Children Despite the opening to Cuba initiated by President Obama in 2014, U.S.-Cuba relations still seem stuck in a time warp, and the airlift of 14,000 Cuban children to Miami that began almost sixty years ago remains a touchstone in this historically … Continue reading A Look at Operation Pedro Pan 60 Years Later

World Hydrography Day, the U.S. Coast Survey, and “Robert J. Walker”

By Stephen D. Nagiewicz, coauthor of "Robert J. Walker": The History and Archaeology of a U.S. Coast Survey Steamship This book is available at a discount price and free shipping as part of our SAA virtual booth. Order here and use code SAA20, valid through June 30.   Thomas Jefferson was one of our nation’s … Continue reading World Hydrography Day, the U.S. Coast Survey, and “Robert J. Walker”