1989 was a pivotal year in recent history, marking the fall of the Berlin Wall in Germany and other events throughout Europe that consumed the world’s attention. This fine collection from the Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media (CHNM) at George Mason University brings together historical documents in English that “convey the epochal events of 1989.” The collection has three key features, including high quality primary sources, a set of multimedia interviews, and lesson plans that provide historical context, tools and strategies for teaching the history of 1989. The gem here are the Primary Sources, consisting of over 300 items. It is a tremendously rich way to read government documents, images, videos, and artifacts, complete with introductory notes. [KMG]
From The Scout Report, Copyright Internet Scout 1994-2014.
Whether convenient, fast, organic, processed, gourmet, ethnic, or local—the foods available to Americans have never been more plentiful and diverse, or more ripe for discussion. Coupled with big changes in who does the cooking, where meals are consumed, and what we know (or think we know) about what’s good for us, the story of Americans and food in the last half of the twentieth century is about much more than what’s for dinner.
This exhibition at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History explores those changes and some of the factors—new technologies, influential people, and broad shifts in social and cultural life—behind them.
These and other To Be Read tidbits can be found on the results of BookRiot’s Great TBR Poll
I suspect that the educated, white women with higher income might be a market to sell to?
Web Site of the Week: The Elliston Project: Poetry Readings and Lectures at the University of Cincinnati
Based at the University of Cincinnati, the Ellison Projects holds over 700 recorded readings and lectures given under the auspices of the University of Cincinnati’s Department of English and Comparative Literature and the University Libraries since 1951. Since that time, the writers Robert Frost, Louise Gluck, Derek Walcott and many others have graced the school with their words and musings. Visitors can look around via six sections, which include Poetry Readings, Fiction Readings, Discussions, and Interviews. The News & Events section is another great find, as visitors can look over the upcoming readings that may be worth an in-person visit. This is a marvelous resource and definitely one that is engaging, topical, and creative. [KMG]
From The Scout Report, Copyright Internet Scout 1994-2013.