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Indigenous Peoples Day 2022 Reading List

Indigenous Peoples Day 2022 Reading List

A selection of Yale University Press titles related to Indigenous resistance, literature, and history. Many titles in this reading list are from The Henry Roe Cloud Series on American Indians… READ MORE

Nostalgia and Ideology

Nostalgia and Ideology

Philip J. Deloria— In conjunction with Indian removal, popular American imagery began to play on earlier symbolic linkages between Indians and the past, and these images eventually produced the full-blown… READ MORE

Sadie Alexander on Black Achievement

Sadie Alexander on Black Achievement

Nina Banks— Sadie Alexander was an outstanding economic historian whose speeches relied heavily on her knowledge of European and American history. Prior to taking courses in European history at the… READ MORE

People of the Blog

People of the Blog

Nathaniel Deutsch and Michael Casper— When the Yiddish-language Hasidic online chat forum Kave Shtibel (Coffee House) began a thread about our book, A Fortress in Brooklyn, less than two weeks… READ MORE

Irish Cities in the Eighteenth Century

Irish Cities in the Eighteenth Century

David Dickson— High up on the venerable façade of Heuston railway station in Dublin one can just make out three coats of arms. They represent the cities of Cork, Limerick,… READ MORE

Movements for Freedom

Movements for Freedom

Soyica Diggs Colbert— On July 5, 1852, Frederick Douglass delivered a speech at an Independence Day celebration that asked, “What to the Slave is the Fourth of July?” His question… READ MORE

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