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Conquest: Sexual Violence and American Indian Genocide by Andrea Smith

A nation is not conquered until the hearts of the women are on the ground. (33)

Conquest: Sexual Violence and American Indian Genocide by Andrea Smith looks at the effects and the 

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Book Reviews

Favorite Books From 2017

Ecclesiastes 12:12 says, “Of making many books there is no end.” Today, we might add, “Of the year-end list-making for books there is no end.” All such lists are faulty because they’re limited to both the list-makers preferences and the works they read (and didn’t read) in a given year. 1,793 more words

Lonely Book of the Week: The White House is Burning, August 24, 1814

DID YOU KNOW they British captured and burned our country’s White House during the War of 1812? Students look at this book and didn’t realize that the original White House was actually burned down and had to be rebuilt. 139 more words

America's wholesome square dancing tradition is a tool of white supremacy

If you live in the United States, chances are high that, growing up, you had to take square dancing in gym class. I myself spent a week at my Rochester, New York, high school learning to allemande left and right—skills I was highly unlikely to ever need again. 1,816 more words

Final thoughts

I am in the process of writing my final report for my course, which also includes a sample of one transcriptions and the style guide. I have decided to add more to the paper and will be including the below mind map of common themes identified throughout the transcription, and a link to the article published on the Folklife website. 609 more words

Washington DC

"The Political Writings of Alexander Hamilton" (Holloway & Wilson, eds.)

Alexander Hamilton had a tempestuous inner life, including with respect to religion. Devout as a child, skeptical as an adult, towards then end of his life he seems to have become an orthodox Christian. 261 more words

Scholarship Roundup

December 12, 1937  The Road to Pearl Harbor

USS Panay was a flat bottomed river craft, built in Shanghai as part of the Asiatic fleet and charged with protecting American lives and property on the Yangtze River, near Nanking. 733 more words