What You Might Find Inside a Used Book

  This is the inscription on the frontpiece of my personal copy...

25th Jul
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What Are Your Thoughts on the Colorization Thing?

I’ll admit, some of these pictures look eerily legit. So kudos to...

24th Jul
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The Americanist Independent – August Issue!

It has hit the web! This month, there is something of an...

23rd Jul
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Hattie McDaniel’s Academy Award Acceptance Speech

Back when I was teaching a course on Reconstruction at UCR, we...

17th Jul
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Introducing the Americanist Independent Free Student Portal

How’s this for good news? Students of American history now can get...

15th Jul
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Motorcycles Motorcycles Motorcycles

Last evening I ventured out to the Forest Lawn Cemetery in Glendale...

13th Jul
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Patriotism (and the Brotherhood of Men At Arms) in John Ford’s The Horse Soldiers

For those of you who have not seen this film -  There...

08th Jul
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The History of Hollywood

Yesterday I was walking to the market (I needed mushrooms) and I...

07th Jul
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Poor July 5th.

The 5th of July is such a sad little day. Independence day...

05th Jul
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