Thursday, May 13, 2010

Short Takes

WILLIAM BARTRAM, THE SEARCH FOR NATURE'S DESIGN launched this weekend at Bartram's Garden in Philadelphia; a column on the volume by garden writer Ginny Smith ran in the Philadelphia Inquirer and brief but amusing notice in the Philadelphia City Paper. Co-editor Thomas Hallock will speak on the book at the Coastal Georgia Historical Society on St. Simons on Thursday, May 27 at 4 pm.

The May issue of the Journal of Southern History includes a review of HERE, GEORGE WASHINGTON WAS BORN: "Seth C. Bruggeman makes superb use of a kaleidoscopic array of sources to narrate a story of entanglement and ambivalence at George Washington's birthplace....Scholars from many disciplines will glean much from this thought-provoking book."

In an audio interview for Latin American Book Review, Kate Swanson discusses the field work in Ecuador and how it evolved into her book BEGGING AS A PATH TO PROGRESS. For more news on our Geographies of Justice and Social Transformation series, check out the new series Facebook page.

LOUISIANA WOMEN unveiled (literally; libraries in the parish will take turns hosting this 6-foot model of the book)as the summer read for all of Ouachita Parish (where Monroe, LA is located). A column in the Desoto Times Tribune praises MISSISSIPPI WOMEN: "What makes this collection extraordinary is the depth of research by the editors to find such unusual women."

An exuberant piece in The Daily Yonder on CORNBREAD NATION 5.