I have been enjoying Ben Railton‘s series on sports movies at his American Studies blog: “The Fighter and Silver Linings Playbook” “The Longest Yard(s)” “Hoosiers and Rudy” “Bad News Boys and Bears” Here is a taste of “Hoosiers and Rudy”: […]
The Yale Library has included The Way of Improvement Leads Home in its guide to “Keeping Up with the Field” in U.S. History and American Studies. Thanks!
Check out Randall Stephens’s interview with Yale historian of immigration Matthew Frye Jacobson. Jacobson describes the emergence of cultural history in the historical profession. [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o_XrHHhPwzY]
Amy Bass continues to amaze me with the innovative courses she teaches at the College of New Rochelle. This year’s course–“December in America”–received some attention from a local newspaper. Here is a taste: “The beginnings of the course came from […]