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Dr. Weisbard quoted in Variety on the passing of music journalist Nick Tosches

In his upcoming book “Songbooks: The Literature of American Popular Music,” writer Eric Weisbard talks about Tosches’ impact on rock writing, and the many cultural touchstones and detours he brought to his musical history lessons. “In the chapter ‘Orpheus, Gypsies, and Redneck Rock ‘n’ Roll,’” Weisbard writes, “Tosches invented what Greil Marcus — formally, an intellectual peer — would call secret history, tracing the folk song ‘Black Jack David’ back to Orpheus, with stops for early modern diarist Samuel Pepys and […]

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Rose Gladney Lecture 2018

Dr. Monica Muñoz Martinez (Brown University) will deliver this year’s Rose Gladney Lecture for Justice and Social Change on October 10, 2018 at 6 p.m. in room 205, Gorgas Library.  Martinez is an Andrew Carnegie Fellow and cofounder of the nonprofit organization Refusing to Forget.  Her book, The Injustice Never Leaves You: Anti-Mexican Violence in Texas, was published in September 2018 by Harvard University Press.

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“‘To See Justice Done’: Letters from the Scottsboro Trials,” an online scholarly resource

http://scottsboroboysletters.as.ua.edu/ Just Launched by University of Alabama graduate Margaret Sasser (M.A. in American Studies, 2014) and Dr. Ellen Griffith Spears, associate professor in New College and the Department of American Studies, and the Alabama Digital Humanities Center: “‘To See Justice Done’: Letters from the Scottsboro Trials,” an online scholarly resource for researching social justice and African American history. In 1931, in the Depression Era South, nine young African Americans hopped a train in a Chattanooga freight yard and headed west […]

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