Category: American Studies

Does Manifest Destiny Apply to the Moon?

An article by Arnaldo Testi, author of the forthcoming Capture the Flag: The Stars and Stripes in American History. When, on July 20, 1969, Apollo 11 astronauts Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin… READ MORE

The Precarious Employment Podcast

From KPFA’s Against the Grain: Download program audio (mp3, 41.02 Mbytes) The era of stable, secure, steady work with one employer is over. According to Andrew Ross, author of the… READ MORE

A Nice New Yorker If You Can Get It

Andrew Ross’s Nice Work If You Can Get It appears in the Briefly Noted section of this week’s New Yorker (June 29th). According to Ross, job insecurity became commonplace long… READ MORE

Freedom’s Award-Winning Prophet

Freedom’s Prophet: Bishop Richard Allen, the AME Church, and the Black Founding Fathers, winner of ForeWord’s Book of the Year Gold Award for Biography, was recently the subject of a… READ MORE