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The American Scholar: “Metropolis Rising: How the Big Apple Took Its Place Among the World’s Great Cities” (Review of Greater Gotham by Mike Wallace)

“…A brightly hued kaleidoscope of themes, facts, stories, and characters. Every turn of the cylinder rearranges the shiny bits into new configurations, fresh ways to consider the blink-of-an-eye transformation of New York City into an “imperial metropolis.” continue reading

Hiding in Plain Sight

Review of Nella Larsen’s Passing: A Novel continue reading

“No Girls Allowed”

Review of Nancy Caldwell Sorel’s The Women Who Wrote the War continue reading

Streets: A Memoir of the Lower East Side

Review of Bella Spewak’s Streets: A Memoir of the Lower East Side continue reading

A Gathering of Angels: Angels in Jewish Life and Literature

Review of Morris Margolies’ A Gathering of Angels: Angels in Jewish Life and Literature continue reading

Cast No Shadow: The Life of the American Spy Who Changed the Course of World

Review of Mary S. Lovell’s Cast No Shadow: The Life of the American Spy Who Changed the Course of World War II” continue reading

For National History Day contestantsUpcoming — January 30:  Iona College. February 4: Sagamore Hill. March 27: Ephemera Society of America. March 30: TBA April 4: Avon-on-Sea Public Library, Avon CT June 4-6: “Métiers et professions des médias (XVIIIe-XXIe siècles),”  Université de Lausanne. Link to past appearances.

Coming March 2020: Front Pages, Front Lines: Media and the Fight for Women’s Suffrage, Linda Steiner, Carolyn Kitch, Brooke Kroeger, eds.