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Did Civil Rights Act Kill Historic African American Resort Town?

Did Civil Rights Act Kill Historic African American Resort Town?

By Natalia Radic/Perspectives magazine During two periods in the 20th century, a small Michigan town called Idlewild was a popular resort community for the black middle class. It attracted intellectuals such as Dr. W. E. B. Du Bois during the 1920s, and top black entertainers, from Jackie Wilson and the […]

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January 30, 2014 at 9:24 amNews Research

Rochdale: The Runaway College in the Age of Aquarius

Rochdale: The Runaway College in the Age of Aquarius

At Rochdale College in Toronto, the students were in charge. It survived for only seven years, but it ended as a controversial symbol of the flower-child Sixties. Rochdale: The Runaway College, a social history by David G. Sharpe, Assistant Professor in the Department of English, has been issued as an […]

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November 12, 2013 at 2:02 pmResearch

Mattson Book on Nixon: ‘Just Plain Dick’

Mattson Book on Nixon: ‘Just Plain Dick’

By Corinne Colbert  In his famous “Checkers” speech, Richard Nixon—then a senator from California and Dwight Eisenhower’s troubled running mate in the 1952 presidential election—downplayed his connection to a cabal of extremely wealthy donors. He portrayed himself as a middle-class guy whose wife wore “a respectable Republican cloth coat” and […]

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September 27, 2013 at 10:18 amResearch

Messenger: OU Professor Pens New Book on Surveillance

Messenger: OU Professor Pens New Book on Surveillance

Athens Messenger reporter Kelly Doran interviewed Dr. John Gilliom, Professor of Political Science and Associate Dean in the College of Arts & Sciences at Ohio University about his new book, SuperVision: An Introduction to the Surveillance Society. Surveillance has become unavoidable in today’s society, a new book co-written by an Ohio […]

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July 23, 2013 at 9:31 pmFaculty in the News In the News

Moore’s Flash Nonfiction Book Earns Two ForeWord Awards

Moore’s Flash Nonfiction Book Earns Two ForeWord Awards

The Rose Metal Press Field Guide to Writing Flash Nonfiction, a book edited last year by Professor Dinty W. Moore, was honored in two categories in the ForeWord Review’s 15th annual Book of the Year Awards announced June 28. Moore’s Flash Nonfiction book took Honorable Mention in the Anthologies and […]

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July 9, 2013 at 5:03 pmNews

Interview: Alum ‘Joe Bonomo on sex, spirit & implication’

Interview: Alum ‘Joe Bonomo on sex, spirit & implication’

“Memoir is made of memories, by definition; some theorists assert memoir must be about memory. Yet it’s notable how much Joe Bonomo explores memory and takes it as his subject. His new collection of essays, This Must Be Where My Obsession with Infinity Began, summons and examines a wide range of memories, […]

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June 24, 2013 at 12:40 pmAlumni Alumni in the News

Holcomb Uncovers Links Between Ernest Hemingway and American Black Writers

Nov. 8, 2011—He was the larger-than-life literary icon who, in the 1930s and 1940s, was considered to be the greatest living writer of prose fiction. He was a risk-taker with an unslakable thirst for adventure. He drove an ambulance in the Great War and was seriously wounded. He loved boxing […]

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May 21, 2013 at 3:54 pmResearch