The following is by Hal Elliott Wert, author of George McGovern and the Democratic Insurgents (Nebraska, 2015). Wert is a professor emeritus of history at the Kansas City … Continue reading From the Desk of Hal Elliott Wert: Sticker Time!
B. J. Hollars is an associate professor of English at the University of Wisconsin–Eau Claire. He is the author of The Road South: Personal Stories of the Freedom Riders, Flock Together: A Love Affair with Extinct Birds (Nebraska, 2017), and From the Mouths of Dogs: What … Continue reading From the Desk of B.J. Hollars: Unravelling The Midwest’s Strangest Stories
John J. Harney is an assistant professor of history at Centre College in Danville, Kentucky. His new book, Empire of Infields: Baseball in Taiwan and Cultural Identity, 1895-1968, is available now. A Pillar of the Game Oh Sadaharu had one of the most … Continue reading From the Desk of John Harney: A Pillar of the Game
Hayes Peter Mauro is an associate professor of art and design at CUNY’s Queensborough Community College. His newest book is Messianic Fulfillments: Staging Indigenous Salvation in America (August 2019). A Note on Historiography History may be done in any number of … Continue reading From the Desk of Hayes Peter Mauro: A Note on Historiography
Shazia Rahman is an associate professor of English at the University of Dayton.. Her new book, Place and Postcolonial Ecofeminism: Pakistani Women’s Literary and Cinematic Fictions, is available now. Recent events in Charlottesville and elsewhere around the world have shown us the ugly face … Continue reading From the Desk of Shazia Rahman: Planet not Nation
Katya Cengel is a freelance writer and lectures in the Journalism Department of California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo. She was a features and news writer for the Louisville Courier-Journal from 2003 to 2011, and her work has appeared in the New York … Continue reading From the Desk of Katya Cengel: Timing is Everything
James H. Johnston is a lawyer, writer, and historian in Washington, DC. He is the author of Murder, Inc: The CIA under John F. Kennedy (August 2019). His work has appeared in the New York Times, the Washington Post, White House History, the Legal Times of … Continue reading From the Desk of James H. Johnston: The Dog that Didn’t Bark
David R. M. Beck is a professor of Native American studies at the University of Montana. His new book, Unfair Labor?: American Indians and the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition in Chicago is available now. One problem with American history is the … Continue reading From the Desk of David R.M. Beck: What’s in a Name?
Francis French is the coauthor of Into That Silent Sea: Trailblazers of the Space Era, 1961–1965 (Nebraska, 2007) and In the Shadow of the Moon: A Challenging Journey to Tranquility, 1965-1969 (Nebraska, 2010). His books and others are available for 50% off in our Spaceflight Sale for … Continue reading There’s No Such Thing as a “Typical Astronaut”
Douglas Dowland is an associate professor of English at Ohio Northern University. His book Weak Nationalisms: Affect and Nonfiction in Postwar America is available now. A Stray Dog—and a Story of America It’s just a story about a stray dog, I kept … Continue reading From the Desk of Douglas Dowland: A Stray Dog and a Story of America