What We’re Reading: September 22, 2011 Edition

If you’re in the D.C. area this weekend you may be interested in the Library of Congress’s 2011 National Book Festival, which will feature talks by dozens of authors, including Eric Foner and David McCullough. Along with that news, we’ve also rounded up links this week to an interview with Jack Rakove on why he became a historian, actor Richard Dreyfuss’s Constitution Day talk, the Smithsonian Institution Archives new website, a free Civil War poster resource, and a digitized ledger from the New York Society Library. Finally, hear from MacArthur award winner and AHA member Tiya Miles on a controversial decision by the Cherokee Nation and read a review on the baseball history series The Tenth Inning.
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  • America’s 2nd Largest Indian Tribe Expels Blacks
    MacArthur Fellowship winner Tiya Miles discusses with NPR the Cherokee Nation’s recent decision to strip “citizenship from a majority of African-Americans who descended from slaves of wealthy Cherokee Indians before the Civil War.”
  • Film Review: The Tenth Inning
    Teachinghistory.org continues its series of film reviews reprinted from the pages of the Journal of American History with an examination of The Tenth Inning, a two-part series on the history of baseball.

Contributors: Elisabeth Grant, Vernon Horn, and Pillarisetti Sudhir

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