What We Can Learn from Women’s Writing Communities

The Story of Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings and Ellen Glasgow Written by Ashley Andrews Lear, author of The Remarkable Kinship of Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings and Ellen Glasgow Connections between women writers have often been made when an emerging author discovers a kinship with a deceased predecessor, as in the case of Virginia Woolf’s admiration of Aphra … Continue reading What We Can Learn from Women’s Writing Communities

The Evidence for Insect Eating in Human Evolution

Written by Julie J. Lesnik, author of Edible Insects and Human Evolution   Unlike the archaeological record for meat eating, which contains evidence from numerous sites of butchered bones with marks left by stone tools, the evidence for insect eating is scarce. However, this does not mean that insects were not an important part of … Continue reading The Evidence for Insect Eating in Human Evolution

A Lost Princess Remembered in Senegal

Written by Daniel L. Schafer, author of Anna Madgigine Jai Kingsley: African Princess, Florida Slave, Plantation Slaveowner, Revised and Expanded Edition   In 1806, at the public market in Rufisque, a coastal fishing village in Senegal, West Africa, a thirteen-year-old girl named Anta Madjiguène Ndiaye was sold as a slave to merchants from nearby Gorée … Continue reading A Lost Princess Remembered in Senegal

Behind the Scenes Collecting Florida’s Fishes

Fishes in the Fresh Waters of Florida: An Identification Guide and Atlas By Robert H. Robins, Lawrence M. Page, James D. Williams, Zachary S. Randall, and Griffin E. Sheehy This new book is an essential identification guide to the 222 species of fishes in Florida’s fresh waters. Presenting each species with color photographs, key characteristics … Continue reading Behind the Scenes Collecting Florida’s Fishes

How the Haitian Refugee Crisis Led to the Indefinite Detention of Immigrants

Written by Carl Lindskoog, author of Detain and Punish: Haitian Refugees and the Rise of the World's Largest Immigration Detention System, available in August. This article first appeared in the Washington Post. President Trump’s recent visit to Southern California to view prototypes for his much-touted border wall drew protests and new pledges by immigrants and their supporters to … Continue reading How the Haitian Refugee Crisis Led to the Indefinite Detention of Immigrants

The President as American “Consumer-in-Chief”

Written by Mark H. Rose and Roger Biles, editors of The President and American Capitalism since 1945.   On September 11, 2001, Al-Qaeda terrorists flew hijacked commercial jets into the Pentagon and World Trade Center towers. Approximately 3,000 Americans perished in that day’s attacks. Only weeks later, on September 27, President George W. Bush spoke … Continue reading The President as American “Consumer-in-Chief”