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Happy Veterans Day!

Screen Shot 2014-11-11 at 7.04.39 AMPictured above is my father (left), Michael Sidney Pilgreen – USN c. 1963 and my uncle (right), Jimmy Carl Harris – USMC c. 1958.

Dad served  out his hitch and went on to cause all sorts of trouble. Trust me, he had some good stories. He passed in 1998. Rest in peace.

Uncle Jim served in Viet Nam and retired from the Corps a sergeant major after Desert Storm. Now he’s an old Marine and an author living in Birmingham, Alabama 🙂 Semper Fi!

To all the vets out there…SALUTE!

With compliments,


The Americanist Independent Volume One, Issue Four

Screen Shot 2014-09-24 at 1.43.30 PMI am pleased to announce the publication of The Americanist Independent Volume One, Issue four (October, 2014). This month there is something of a gender and US history theme going on:

Creating Veteran Identity for Women within the Veterans Administration
Amy Rebecca Jacobs

Selling Mr. Consumer: Forming Male Consumer Identity
Nick Lacasse

The Tide of Domesticity: A Study of Gender, Environment, and Florida’s Indian River Culture -1870 and 1890
Dara R Vance

Every Piece of This War is Man’s Bullshit: The Women of Cold Mountain, a Film Review Essay by M. Keith Harris

This is some truly exceptional work by outstanding scholars – I invite you all to subscribe to the website. It’s less that $5 per month, which is a steal. In addition to the monthly journal, there are many other components to the site including community forums and a student portal jammed packed with useful information. And coming in a week or so…The site will feature a Creative Culture segment featuring art, fiction, and poetry, available only to subscribers. So stay tuned – this feature will cause quite a stir I am certain.


subscribe_buttonHere are a few more images from this month’s journal…

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With compliments,