American Studies

Why Indigenous Peoples Day?

Indigenous Peoples Day celebrates Native Americans and challenges the existing Eurocentric celebration of conquest and discovery that ignores the brutal reality of colonization. The articles below offer an opportunity to understand just a few of the historical and contemporary struggles indigenous people continue to face.

New releases for April

Happily Ever After Happily Ever After
The Romance Story in Popular Culture
Catherine M. Roach

"Roach's attempt to do emotional justice to the genre should satisfy academics and fans alike."… READ MORE

How should we remember Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy?

Forty-six years ago today, Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated in Memphis, TN. On this anniversary, how should we remember his legacy? Author Jennifer J. Yanco says that most people today only know King as an American civil rights leader,… READ MORE