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November 2009 Blog Posts (4)

Book From Italian Publisher

I have an essay on Edmonia Lewis in Florence in 1865 in this new English language collection by an Italian publisher. Google the title for American sellers.

Added by Marilyn Richardson on November 20, 2009 at 21:13 — No Comments

Research Paper Published

I am pleased to announce that my peer-reviewed research paper on my ancestor John Van Gelder has been published in New York State Museum Bulletin 511, Mohican Seminar 3, The Journey, An Algonquian Peoples Seminar, edited by Shirley W. Dunn. My paper, "The Impact of John Van Gelder: Mohican, Husbandman, and Historic Figure," is Chapter 10. It is a result of several years' research prompted by the biased and undocumented history that I found. This is my first published… Continue

Added by Debbie Winchell (Loving Dove) on November 18, 2009 at 15:30 — No Comments

Goodbye to Brother Blue

Dr. Hugh Hill, a spectacular professional storyteller known to one and all as Brother Blue, has died in Cambridge, MA at age 88.

Brother Blue was a true shaman. Once you met and spoke with him, or once you saw and heard him perform, especially out in the open in Harvard Square, or once you were there when he stood to make a comment from the audience at some talk or performance, his image and spirit were forever imprinted upon your own spirit. As he said, he spoke from the middle of… Continue

Added by Marilyn Richardson on November 5, 2009 at 18:43 — 1 Comment

Seeking Articles on Mass. History (New Immigrants), Photo Essays and Teaching Resources

The Historical Journal of Massachusetts (HJM) is seeking articles about any aspect of Massachusetts history, culture, politics, and life. HJM is a peer-reviewed journal published twice a year since 1972 (180 pages per issue).

We are especially interested in articles on the history of recent immigrant communities: Latino/Brazilian, Asian-American, African and Middle Eastern.

In addition, we are seeking submissions for our new "Photo Essay" and "Teaching Resources" sections… Continue

Added by Mara Dodge on November 2, 2009 at 9:00 — No Comments

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