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06
May

The Bay Area’s Jewish History

On KQED’s Forum this week, Fred Rosenbaum spoke to Michael Krasny about his book Cosmopolitans: A Social & Cultural History of the Jews of the San Francisco Bay Area, in which he …

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29
Apr

A Documentary Tradition, Continued

Social documentary photographer Ken Light was featured this week on the New York Times Lens Blog, along with a slideshow of his photographs of Appalachian coal mining towns. These photos, along with …

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20
Apr

Home Lands at the Autry

The American West was formed through the “making and defending and reclaiming of home places,” write Virginia Scharff and Carolyn Brucken in Home Lands: How Women Made the West. The exhibit corresponding …

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22
Mar

Indigenous Archaeology and the Pueblo Revolt

The widely held, history-book narrative of Native peoples in America is one of conquest and devastation, of Indigenous cultures long ago wiped out by acculturation, violence and disease. Michael Wilcox, author of …

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26
Jan

Chinese American Heroes Honors Jean Pfaelzer

Chinese American Heroes and AsianWeek have honored Jean Pfaelzer for her book Driven Out: The Forgotten War Against Chinese Americans, which revealed the pogroms and ethnic cleansing that targeted Chinese Americans in …

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24
Sep

Boom: New UC Press Journal

The University of California Press Journals division announced the forthcoming publication of Boom: A Journal of California, a new peer-reviewed, quarterly journal dedicated to social, political, and cultural issues in the Golden …

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27
Aug

Interview with Author Stephen Trimble

Bargaining for Eden, Stephen Trimble’s newest book, follows citizens in two communities grappling with change on extraordinary public lands in their backyards. Conflict grows from the tension between grassroots values and greed, …

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