The following is an excerpt from the introduction of Queering Kansas City Jazz: Gender, Performance, and the History of a Scene (November 2018) by Amber R. Clifford-Napoleone. This is the latest book in the Expanding Frontiers: Interdisciplinary Approaches to Studies of Women, Gender, … Continue reading Excerpt: Queering Kansas City Jazz
The following is a contribution from Mark Stein, author of Vice Capades: Sex, Drugs, and Bowling from the Pilgrims to the Present (July 2017). Stein is an author, screenwriter, and playwright. He has published several books, including How the States Got Their Shapes, a … Continue reading From the Desk of Mark Stein: Writing Vice Capades
The following contribution is from Denise Low, author of The Turtle’s Beating Heart: One Family’s Story of Lenape Survival (January 2017). How Long Does It Take To Write a Memoir? People ask how long it took me to write The Turtle’s Beating … Continue reading From the Desk of Denise Low: How Long Does It Take To Write a Memoir?
The following is an excerpt from The Game of the Century: Nebraska vs. Oklahoma in College Football’s Ultimate Battle (Bison Books, 2005) by Michael Corcoran. On Thanksgiving Day 1971 a record fifty-five million homes tuned in to watch two powerhouse college football … Continue reading EXCERPT: The Game of the Century
Emily Giller is the Advertising and Exhibits Coordinator in the marketing department. American Historical Association (AHA) January 7-10, 2016 (Atlanta, GA) UNP conference attendees: Alisa Plant, Editor in Chief; Bridget Barry, History Editor “The AHA is always a complete talkfest. I … Continue reading The Marketeers Club: January Exhibit Round Up
Mark Spitzer is not just a fisherman, he is a lover of fish. As a nationally known author (Seasons of the Gar, Return of the Gar), writing about fish and their issues is what he does best. In this new blog series, Spitzer shares his experiences traveling the American West while researching a select number of freshwater fish, some of which are considered monstrous or freaky or hideously grotesque. During this time of planetary crisis—with mass species extinction, global warming, rapid deforestation, oil spills, and increasing numbers of hurricanes, droughts, and floods—the preservation of specific niches of the ecosystem is … Continue reading Introducing a new blog series: Where in the West Is Mark Spitzer
Diane Glancy is an emerita professor of English at Macalester College and is currently a professor at Azusa Pacific University in California. Her new book Fort Marion Prisoners and the Trauma of Native Education is now available. Fort Marion Prisoners and … Continue reading From the desk of Diane Glancy