Category Archives: pop culture

Summer Reading

Summer came –and just in time. With my kids home from school — “mom” is my day job –my halcyon spring weeks of archival research are at an end. This blog has been strangely quiet for a great reason: I … Continue reading

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Many Hands, Many Voices: Writing, Editing, and Publishing Indian Captivity Narratives, Part 3

by Zabelle Stodola, University of Arkansas at Little Rock The opening parts of Zabelle’s article are found here: Part I, and Part II Carrie has done such a great job providing specific information about the dime novels based on Josephine Huggins’ … Continue reading

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The Cultural Work of Pop-Fiction

The four volume Twilight Saga by Stephanie Miller Today, young people love serial fiction about vampires and the dystopian future.  In the 19th century, young Americans consumed dime novels about the frontiers of that day: the American West; “exotic” locales … Continue reading

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