Our second issue for 2015 is a commemorative issue co-edited with University of Kentucky doctoral candidate Cody J. Foster. Our focus is the history and legacy of the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in 1945. This issue features a series of op-eds written by Mr. Foster’s students in his undergraduate course on diplomatic history – I am certain that you will find their work at once insightful and engaging.
There is a lot on the table in our first issue of the second volume of The Americanist Independent. Download from the link below to discover more about the origins of the Delta Blues, the Confederate Battle Flag controversy in Columbia, South Carolina, how one writer of historical fiction takes on the archives, and a review of the Eastwood war drama, American Sniper.
In this issue, we feature a look at the early career of everyone’s favorite Texan, LBJ. But that’s not all – if you have ever wanted to know about Civil War era coal mining or Germans in Milwaukee during WWI, you will certainly enjoy the latest issue of The Americanist Independent.
For our last issue of the year we turn to the United States military. Issue six features excellent work on Civil War veterans, military riots during the Second World War, African Americans under arms, and a review of the WWII drama, Fury. Enjoy with our compliments…
Supplemental materials – if you haven’t seen this already:
This month, we continue with a Civil War theme that you might remember from a few months back. But this time, in addition to some fine scholarship on the period, we add in an education and film review segment. Enjoy with our compliments!
My esteemed colleague Robert Moore did not care for this film – perhaps you disagree…Please add your two cents in the comments section below.
The contributors to the Americanist Independent are working with great enthusiasm to push a few boundaries – combining traditional scholarship with the vast blogosphere. We hope you enjoy this month’s issue…there’s a little something for everyone this month!
Supplemental Materials: Old Bedford Village World War Two Elbe Tactical. Some of this footage would most certainly impress our friends here in Hollywood…
Supplemental Materials: Here are two media pieces from Damien Drago’s RockinThruHistory- illustrating the use of music in the classroom.