Susan Ware: Race, region, and the full story of the fight for women’s suffrage
Are You There Ursula? It’s Me, Sean
Fifty more great opening lines from American novels
Lysley Tenorio: Bharati Mukherjee as catalyst and inspiration
Ernest Hemingway, “A Veteran Visits the Old Front—Wishes He Had Stayed Away”
Willa Cather, “Paul’s Case”
Lancaster Hill, Peter Bess, Brister Slenser, Prince Hall, et al. — “The natural right of all Men—& their Children”
Monique Truong: Lafacadio Hearn’s wandering life as a search for home
Songs in the night: Spirituals and James Baldwin’s “Sonny’s Blues”
Martin J. Sherwin: At his core, Jonathan Schell was a philosopher
Ambrose Bierce, “Working for an Empress”
Read, discuss: Fifty of the most memorable opening lines in American novels
Bloom, Baldwin, and the prophet Jeremiah: A chat with David Mikics
W.E.B. Du Bois, “The Souls of White Folk”
Forthcoming: Spring 2021
Margaret Ann Caldwell, “The Assassination of Senator Charles Caldwell”
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