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So you want to start reading historical nonfiction…

Hello book bees! This discussion post is a little different, as it’ll be a brief little guide to how to more consciously engage with historical nonfiction. As an archaeologist with a background in history and historiography, I find it important to discuss critical engagement with modern texts regarding historical events. When reading historical nonfiction it’s […]

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American Witches: A Broomstick Tour Through Four Centuries, Review

In Susan Fair’s history guidebook, she leads you through the tiniest sliver of United States history. Of course, discussions of Salem and the most infamous of witch trials in the US takes up a solid chunk of the book. But Fair even delves into modern history, and how the lingering superstitious attitudes about witches have […]

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Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee, Update

Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee: An Indian History of the American West by Dee Brown is a history of the way the United States government systematically destroyed the ways of life for the American Indian tribes. Each chapter focuses on a group of American Indians whose leaders were swindled, whose people were slaughtered, and […]