I had some mind-traveling to do in reading "Roberta's Fire," by Texas songwriter-singer-journalist Kelly Sinclair.
Generally speaking, grassroots labor movements, the Wobblies in particular, don't receive histories on a state-by-state basis.
Bohemians would appear to be the book Paul Buhle has been waiting to introduce his entire lengthy career as a writer and editor.
Jacqueline Kelly's engrossing young adult novel set on on a Texas cotton and pecan farm with 338 pages that seemingly turn themselves, is a coming of age tale with vast relevance for today's readers.
In Dennis Broe's "Film Noir, American Workers and Postwar Hollywood," there is an attempt to categorize the film noir movies of different time periods.
I sat down last weekend, intending to read for 30 minutes or so, and ended up devouring Redefining Realness cover-to-cover in five hours.
In his preface, Walter T. Howard writes that, he hopes to "break new ground in the scholarship of the African American left."
I wrote this poem while sitting at a bookstore in Rockford, IL. In a creative mood, I heard a woman's voice - the rest is history.
"Empire's Ally: Canada and the War in Afghanistan," by Klassen and Greg Albo, asks the question, "Why did the Canadian government go to war in Afghanistan in 2001?"
Adilifu Nama's Super Black: American Pop Culture and Black Superheroes does a great job of introducing many of today's comic book fans with the history of African Americans in comic books and pop culture generally.