Young, idealistic Genevieve Weir arrives in Indian Territory on a mission to bring “civilization” to the Muscogee people. There she meets Wynema, a young Muscogee girl who shares the traditions and beliefs of her tribe. Together, these young women come of age during a time in American history marred by racism, sexism, and brutality toward
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A classic of investigative journalism, the pamphlets of Ida B. Wells-Barnett shine a light on the evils of racism in the United States. With a contextual introduction and useful footnotes, this book gives students an opportunity to analyze and interpret primary texts. The book includes the full text of Southern Horrors: Lynch Law in All Its
John Muir (1838–1914) offers an ecstatic personal narrative in this American Voices Collection reprint. To read his story is to share in “a glorious botanical and geological excursion” that blazed the trail for the modern-day environmental movement. An introduction by professor Kevin Dye provides readers a clear-eyed view of Muir’s legacy.
Steve Wolfe edited a World Regional Geography OER, improving the text, imagery, and organization. This text replaces Hobbs’ Fundamentals of World Regional Geography for $231 and Goode’s World Atlas for $60. It is available as a free eBook or as a $38 optional print edition. The potential savings for a student taking this course will
This collection of philosophical, political, and personal readings about the twin themes of freedom and responsibility is designed for use within a wide range of composition classes. Shorter and more accessible works will serve early composition courses, and more complex works will serve well in more advanced composition courses. Authors include Susan B. Anthony, Marcus
This collection of essays, historical documents, stories, and poetry works explores the American tendency to decide who is “us” and who is “them” in terms of immigration, wealth, race, and other externals. The collection offers readings of varying levels of difficulty and from a wide range of perspectives so that student writers will have many
An anthology of poetry and prose by members of the Oregon State Penitentiary writing group, Penned Thoughts. Edited by Michele Dishong McCormack, the group’s facilitator and instructor. The collection explores themes of gratitude and faith, hopes and dreams, life, love, family, and regret.
Nella Larsen’s 1929 novella follows friends Irene Redfield and Clare Kendry, two black women who pass as white. Their anxieties about passing culminate in tragedy, revealing the powerful repercussions of hiding one’s identity. Nearly a century later, Larsen’s exploration of race remains urgent and relevant as ever.