Coercive Citizenships: Religious Practices of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS) and Legitimizing Utah Statehood, A Critical Bibliography

A critical bibliography on LDS polygamy and the road to Utah statehood. Continue reading Coercive Citizenships: Religious Practices of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS) and Legitimizing Utah Statehood, A Critical Bibliography

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American Odd: Mr. Wilson’s Cabinet of Wonder: Pronged Ants, Horned Humans, Mice on Toast, and Others Marvels of Jurassic Technology, by Lawrence Welschler

Mr. Wilson’s Cabinet of Wonder: Pronged Ants, Horned Humans, Mice on Toast, and Other Marvels of Jurassic Technology, by Lawrence Weschler Vintage Books (1995) “[A] small nondescript storefront operation located along the main commercial drag of downtown Culver City in the middle of West Los Angeles’s endless pseudo-urban sprawl: the Museum of Jurassic Technology, according to the fading blue banner facing the street.” Lawrence Weschler, a staff writer for The New Yorker, describes the otherwise anonymous location for one of the oddest museums on the American landscape. He details the exhibits of the Museum and the life of its creator, … Continue reading American Odd: Mr. Wilson’s Cabinet of Wonder: Pronged Ants, Horned Humans, Mice on Toast, and Others Marvels of Jurassic Technology, by Lawrence Welschler

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Translation Tuesdays: Eve Out of Her Ruins, by Ananda Devi @NYJB

Set in the criminal shadow world behind luxury hotels, Eve Out of Her Ruins by Ananda Devi follows four friends in their attempt to transcend the poverty and violence of their surroundings. Continue reading Translation Tuesdays: Eve Out of Her Ruins, by Ananda Devi @NYJB

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Espresso Shots: Household Workers Unite: The Untold Story of African American Women Who Built a Movement, by Premilla Nadasen

“Household Workers Unite,” by Premilla Nadasen is an important work of revisionist labor history. It focuses on the African American women who had been invisible to both American labor history and the American labor movement in general. Continue reading Espresso Shots: Household Workers Unite: The Untold Story of African American Women Who Built a Movement, by Premilla Nadasen

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