Liza Black is a citizen of Cherokee Nation and the author of Picturing Indians: Native Americans in Film, 1941-1960 (Nebraska, 2020). She works as an assistant professor of history and Native American and Indigenous studies at Indiana University. Harry Smith, a … Continue reading From the Desk of Liza Black: The Book Warner Bros. Didn’t Want me to Write
The following has been excerpted from Sporting Realities: Critical Readings of the Sports Documentary (Nebraska, 2020), edited by Samantha N. Sheppard and Travis Vogan. Introduction Sports documentaries have never been more popular, prestigious, or visible. Such films won the Academy Award … Continue reading Excerpt: Sporting Realities
Sean M. Maloney is a professor of history at Royal Military College and served as the Canadian Army’s historian for the war in Afghanistan from 2003 to 2014. He is the author of Enduring the Freedom: A Rogue Historian in Afghanistan (Potomac Books, … Continue reading From the Desk of Sean Maloney: The Secret World of Nuclear Weapons
Linda M. Waggoner is an independent scholar specializing in Ho-Chunk (Winnebago) history and a Native genealogy and research consultant for tribes and museums. She is the author of Fire Light: The Life of Angel De Cora, Winnebago Artist and Starring … Continue reading From the Desk of Linda M. Waggoner: The Year of the Basket Maker
The following is an excerpt from Starring Red Wing! by Linda M. Waggoner (November 2019). She is also the author of Fire Light: The Life of Angel De Cora, Winnebago Artist. From Chapter 2: Ochsegahonegah at the Lincoln Institute It was a … Continue reading Excerpt: Starring Red Wing!
The following is an excerpt from The Supernatural Sublime: The Wondrous Ineffability of the Everyday in Films from Mexico and Spain by Raúl Rodríguez-Hernández and Claudia Schaefer. It is part of the New Hispanisms series, which publishes innovative studies that … Continue reading Excerpt: The Supernatural Sublime
Professional sports are a celebrated American tradition. As a result, professional athletes are often held up as heroes and role models, idolized for their actions in the game and held to certain standards in their outside lives. This treatment of … Continue reading Facing Race in the NBA and NFL
The following is an excerpt from Late Westerns: The Persistence of a Genre (December 2018) by Lee Clark Mitchell. From the Introduction Consider a handful of scenarios recently set in the American West: a corpse repeatedly buried and disinterred on its journey … Continue reading Excerpt: Late Westerns
Book Birthdays celebrate one year of a book’s life in tweets, reviews, and more. This month we’re saying Happy First Book Birthday to There I Go Again: How I Came to Be Mr. Feeny, John Adams, Dr. Craig, KITT, and Many Others … Continue reading Happy Book Birthday to There I Go Again!
Lt. Col. Erica Iverson and Maj. ML Cavanaugh are US Army Strategists; this essay was adapted from a chapter in their forthcoming book, co-edited by Max Brooks, Strategy Strikes Back: How Star Wars Explains Modern Military Conflict (Potomac Books, May 2018). Originally published by the Modern … Continue reading From Princesses to Generals: Leia and and the Evolution of Women at War