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Book Review – Gender, Race, and Mourning in American Modernism

GENDER, RACE, AND MOURNING IN AMERICAN MODERNISM.  By Greg Forter.  Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.  2011. Greg Forter offers a challenging thesis in Gender, Race, and Mourning in American Modernism, examining five canonical texts as expressions of loss in “response to changes in the sex/gender and racial systems that took place between 1880 and 1920” (1). … Continue reading

Book Review – Imprisoned in a Luminous Glare: Photography and the African American Freedom Struggle

IMPRISONED IN A LUMINOUS GLARE: Photography and the African American Freedom Struggle. By Leigh Raiford. North Carolina: The University of North Carolina Press. 2011. Leigh Raiford’s examination of photography’s participation during three critical moments in African American history is an exemplary and engaging work that advances the conversation of African Americans and the making of … Continue reading

Book Review: In The Crossfire: Marcus Foster and the Troubled History of American School Reform

IN THE CROSSFIRE: Marcus Foster and the Troubled History of American School Reform.  By John P. Spencer.  Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press.  2012.             Those who study the history of education realize that there are no quick fixes for providing equal educational opportunity for all.  Throughout America’s educational history, some … Continue reading

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