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What the Birds Taught Me About Environmental Change
The geese were back on the pond this morning, their honks heralding the changing season. I’ve always noted their springtime arrivals and autumn departures, but since writing my book, The Market in Birds: Commercial Hunting, Conservation, and the Origins of...
Smalley Blog Post
Revising the Traditional Interpretation of Rural Electrification
Even after decades of retelling, the story of rural electrification in the United States remains dramatic. As textbooks and popular histories inform us, farmers obtained electric service only because a compassionate federal government established the Rural...
Hirsh blog post
Why Rural Electrification has Policy Resonance Today
Rural electrification in the United States (and most industrialized countries) is now a historical fact. But it remains an important goal in several developing countries, where (in 2019) about 13 percent of the world’s population--940 million mostly rural...
Hirsh blog post 2
When your research surprises you...
The most surprising thing that I learned in writing this book, and the thing I hope readers take away from it, is as simple as it is counterintuitive: early modern scientists really didn’t like the printing press. The technology that proved so transformative...
Loath to Print
Dignity for Deeply Forgetful People
In Dignity for Deeply Forgetful People: How Caregivers Can Meet the Challenges of Alzheimer’s Disease (John Hopkins University Press; May 31, 2022), was written to help caregivers and to make a new language that allows our culture to value seeing and...
Post blog
Patriotism, Schools, and the Public
As a young public school student growing up in rural Montana, I don’t recall wondering why there was an American flag hanging in every classroom. Similarly, perfunctory recitations of the Pledge of Allegiance seemed a natural part of the day, like morning...
Ewert Blog post
Beyond Madness
I learned a lot about mental health in graduate school, but very little about mental illness. Sadly, my family taught me about that. My first glimpse of mental illness came in 1966 when I was 12. That October, my 43-year-old mother—the beautiful woman with a...
Lonely woman and the sea. Concept art of loneliness solitude sadness and depression.
The Racial Politics of Periodization
The journal New Literary History focuses on questions of theory, method, interpretation, and literary history. By examining the bases of criticism, the journal provokes debate on the relations between literary and cultural texts and present needs. The journal...
New Literary History, Volume 52, Numbers 3/4, Summer/Autumn 2021 Race and Periodization.
A Mother's Day Collection
Mother’s Day is an annual celebration of motherhood’s immense value. In honor of this holiday, Hopkins Press has compiled a list of journal articles encompassing the many facets of motherhood: historical accounts of motherhood, poets’ commemorations of their...
A young girl reads a book with her mother.
Patricia Matthew on "Race, Blackness, and Romanticism"
The recently released Spring 2022 issue of Studies in Romanticism is a special issue titled "Race, Blackness, and Romanticism", guest edited by Dr. Patricia A. Matthew of Montclair State University. We asked Dr. Matthew to provide some background on this...
Patricia Matthew