Michael Blake’s new nonfiction book, Indian Yell,
fails to live up to its ambitious subtitle, “The Heart of an
American Insurgency,” with its quick tour of 12 battles
between the U.S. Cavalry and American Indians.
by Jared Blackley,
Apr 30, 2007
In Home Ground: Language for an American Landscape, edited
by Barry Lopez and Debra Gwartney, 45 diverse writers define
unusual geographical terms used across the country.
by Eliza Murphy,
Mar 05, 2007
Big Dams of the New Deal Era: A Confluence of Engineering
and Politics is as deep and erudite a tome as it sounds, and yet
also a surprisingly good read
by Laura Paskus,
Jun 25, 2007
Three new books about the West’s Indian wars –
Ned Blackhawk’s Violence Over the Land, Kingsley Bray’s
Crazy Horse: A Lakota Life, and Robert W. Larson’s Gall:
Lakota War Chief – seem to romanticize a violent
by Annie Dawid,
Feb 04, 2008
Reliving the civil rights movement through the eyes of a man who worked to register black voters.
by Alan Kesselheim,
Oct 15, 2008
Paul VanDevelder digs into the rotten core of the American experience in his new book, Savages & Scoundrels: The Untold Story of America's Road to Empire through Indian Territory.
by Debra Utacia Krol,
Jan 31, 2010
If we're no longer considered U.S. citizens by birthright, then how do we know we're citizens at all?
by Diane Sylvain,
Sep 13, 2010
For all the heroism of their achievement, Lewis and Clark
would not have survived without the help of the many Indian peoples
they encountered across the West
by Dayton Duncan,
Aug 16, 2004
A sensitive male from Vermont comes face-to-face with
Western violence at the movies
by Lisa Jones,
Oct 27, 2003
The last time the Democratic Party held its national convention in Denver was 100 years ago, when the Democratic presidential candidate was well-known Populist William Jennings Bryan.
by Ed Quillen,
Aug 18, 2008