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Matthew Andrews’ Fall HIST 120 Course Filmed for C-SPAN’s Lectures in History Program
Check out this episode of Lectures in History from American History TV on C-SPAN. In his Fall History 120 course, Matthew Andrews talked about how the racial tensions of the 1980s were reflected in the sports of the era, particularly when white and black athletes faced off in boxing matches and basketball games. He argued that athletes became symbols around which conversations and disagreements over racial issues took place. This episode aired on C-SPAN over the weekend and is now available online. Watch it here!
Q&A with NEH Public Scholar Malinda Lowery
Malinda Lowery, recipient of an NEH Public Scholar grant, is writing a history of the Lumbee Indians. The expected publication date is Fall 2017 with the University of North Carolina Press. She started this project in 2011, and before she received the grant she was drafting an average of one chapter a year, on top of teaching and directing UNC’s Southern Oral History Program. Now, “thanks to the National Endowment for the Humanities program and to the university’s generous support”, she can “produce something not only worth writing, but worth reading”. Read the Q&A with Malinda here.
Kathleen DuVal Awarded 2015 Book of the Year Prize by the Journal of the American Revolution
This year’s winner is Independence Lost: Lives on the Edge of the American Revolution by Kathleen DuVal. “DuVal expands the geographic boundaries of the traditional narrative outward to include the Gulf Coast region, with its diverse populations: loyal British colonists and rebellious British colonists; Spanish colonists; Acadian refugees; Creek, Cherokee, Chickasaw, and Choctaw native nations, and factions within each; Africans enslaved under British and under Spanish rule. This sweeping cast produced complex webs of allegiances that DuVal deftly uncovers.” The annual award goes to the non-fiction volume that best mirrors the journal’s mission: to deliver passionate, creative and smart content that makes American Revolution history accessible to a broad audience. The award honors meticulous, ideally ground-breaking research combined with a well-crafted narrative that appeals to scholars and non-academic readers alike. To read more, please visit the Journal of the American Revolution’s website.