Thursday, February 04, 2010

Short Takes

Christine Keiner details the root conflicts of Maryland's "hell on the half shell" in an interview on THE OYSTER QUESTION on WYPR's Maryland Morning. Listen here.

Atlanta Magazine on AFRICAN AMERICAN LIFE IN THE GEORGIA LOWCOUNTRY and RACE AND THE ATLANTA COTTON STATES EXPOSITION OF 1895 ("This is a fascinating slice of American history, written with deep insight and unusual grace.")

The American Historical Review on Adele Oltman's SACRED MISSION, WORLDLY AMBITION, which chronicles a movement she calls "Black Christian Nationalism" in 1920s and 30s Savannah: "a groundbreaking work...a compelling narrative for the concurrent lives of those African Americans who did not migrate [north] and who indeed, within a few short years, would provide the main force for a new transformative southern freedom movement. Every scholar who studies twentieth-century African American history and religion needs to read this book and to weigh Oltman's arguments."

Several University of Georgia Press books listed in Choice magazine's feature on Recent and Forthcoming African American Studies titles.

Now available:
Edited by Todd M. Schneider, Giff Beaton, Timothy S. Keyes, and Nathan A. Klaus

A comprehensive record of all free-ranging bird species known to be breeding in Georgia, based on an extensive collaborative survey conducted from 1996 to 2001 with private, public and individual effort. Each of the 182 species is profiled with a color photograph and distribution map, a graph showing population trends, and details of the bird's habitat and behaviors.