Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Short Takes

Publishers Weekly calls Gary Gallagher's BECOMING CONFEDERATES "[a]n excellent addition to Civil War scholarship."

The Tenured Radical blog gives a shout-out to THE DINNER PARTY and explains its connection to Pussy Riot: "Two members of the Moscow-based feminist punk rock collective Pussy Riot have been spotted in New York City in the last week. . . . According to The New York Times, the pair . . . 'receiv[ed] a guided tour of  'The Dinner Party,' Judy Chicago’s feminist installation at the Brooklyn Museum of Art.'"

Thinking about purchasing a copy of THE NATURAL COMMUNITIES OF GEORGIA but not sure if it is right for you? Then check out this YouTube video for an in-depth review of the book.

Vincent Carretta's PHILLIS WHEATLEY is reviewed in the latest issue of Reviews in American History:
Histories of the heroic come with unique challenges. In penning the first full-length biography of Phillis Wheatley, Vincent Carretta had a tall order. Known for his scholarly editions of the writings of Wheatley and Olaudah Equiano, among others, and his EQUIANO, THE AFRICAN: BIOGRAPHY OF A SELF-MADE MAN (2005), Carretta is no stranger to celebrated figures of African descent in the Atlantic World. In this monograph, however, he reveals a fresh perspective on this figure at once known and unknown, one whose symbolic meaning obfuscates the alternately unsettling and inspiring circumstances of her lived experience.
RUIN NATION author Megan Kate Nelson discusses her book on Civil War Talk Radio with host Gerry Prokopowicz. Listen to the interview here.