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

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

Motorcycles Motorcycles Motorcycles

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

13th Jul

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