American History · Native Americans · slavery

Detroit days meet important monograph

I am so looking forward to an upcoming meeting with my “Gender, Race and Urban Space” graduate students. After Spring Break, we turn to Tiya Miles’ recently published historical study on Detroit. Last fall, I told Tiya, a cherished colleague, about how her book helped me see why I felt strong as a woman of… Continue reading Detroit days meet important monograph

American History · Native Americans

dream caught

Yesterday I invited students enrolled in my “American Civilization to 1865” class to make what I call “dream caughts” instead of dreamcatchers, the handmade hoops that some Native Americans created, for among other things, protection. The idea behind this assignment was to have fun, but also be thoughtful about the lives of indigenous people. My… Continue reading dream caught