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Adam Crymble, author of Technology and the Historian: Transformations in the Digital Age, answers some questions on his inspirations and discoveries while writing his book. Q: Why did you decide to write this book? I really love history, and I … Continue reading

Matthew E. Stanley, author of Grand Army of Labor: Workers, Veterans, and the Meaning of the Civil War recently answered some questions about his new book. Q: Why did you decide to write this book?  I became interested in the … Continue reading

Author, Charles Titus, of Exploring the Land of Lincoln: The Essential Guide to Illinois Historic Sites answers questions about his influences for and discoveries he’s made while creating a comprehensive guide to Illinois historic sites. Q: Why did you decide … Continue reading

Author Danielle Fuentes Morgan answers questions about the inspirations, influences, and discoveries behind the writing of her new book, Laughing to Keep from Dying: African American Satire in the Twenty-First Century. Q: Why did you decide to write this book? … Continue reading

Lydia R. Hamessley, author of Unlikely Angel: The Songs of Dolly Parton, answers questions about her inspirations, Appalachian music, songwriting, and, of course, music legend Dolly Parton. Q: Why did you decide to write this book? Laurie Matheson, the Director … Continue reading

Donald W. Rogers, author of Workers against the City, answers questions about the labor movement, American history, free speech, CIO v. Hague, and civil liberties. Q: Why did you decide to write this book? Free speech and assembly law are … Continue reading

Author, Richard C. Crepeau, of NFL Football: A History of America’s New National Pastime , NFL Centennial Edition answers questions about his inspirations, discoveries and dispels myths about sports. You can read his Q&A for the first edition here. Q: … Continue reading

Authors, Bruce J. Dierenfield and David Gerber of “Disability Rights and Religious Liberty in Education: The Story Behind Zobrest v. Catalina Foothills School District” answer questions about their influences and what readers should look for while reading their book. Q: … Continue reading

Jasmine Mitchell answers some questions about her new book, Imagining the Mulatta: Blackness in U.S. and Brazilian Media. Q: Why did you decide to write this book? “You look exotic, what are you?” “Where is your family from? I mean … Continue reading

Kim E. Nielsen, author of Money, Marriage, and Madness: The Life of Anna Ott answers questions about writing her book, the interesting life of Anna Ott, and her small hometown influences. Q: Why did you decide to write this book? … Continue reading