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Avengers of the New World — Laurent Dubois | Harvard University Press

By | May 31st, 2016|Categories: Diversity, Research, Writing|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

The first and only successful slave revolution in the Americas began in 1791 when thousands of brutally exploited slaves rose up against their masters on Saint-Domingue. Laurent Dubois weaves the stories of slaves, free people of African descent, wealthy whites, and French administrators into an unforgettable tale of insurrection, war, heroism, and victory. He establishes the [...]

The most successful slave rebellion in history created an independent Haiti and secured the Louisiana Purchase and the expansion of North American Slavery.

By | May 31st, 2016|Categories: Research, Writing|Tags: , , , , , |

Source: The most successful slave rebellion in history created an independent Haiti and secured the Louisiana Purchase and the expansion of North American Slavery.

potato pizza, even better | smitten kitchen

By | May 29th, 2016|Categories: Food Passion|Tags: , , , , , , |

Potato Pizza, Even Better Adapted from Jim Lahey's My Bread Notes: A tiny bit more context: Potato pizza is one kind the pizza al taglio that is considered daytime pizza in Rome, baked in electric ovens in large rectangular or oblong shapes, cut with scissors to the size you desire, and sold by weight. Wood-burning… Source: [...]

Quadroons for Beginners: Discussing the Suppressed and Sexualized History of Free Women of Color with Author Emily Clark

By | May 27th, 2016|Categories: Diversity, Reading, Research, Writing|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Source: Quadroons for Beginners: Discussing the Suppressed and Sexualized History of Free Women of Color with Author Emily Clark

The Ultimate Guide to Books for Reluctant Readers Ages 12 to 13

By | May 27th, 2016|Categories: Diversity, Reading|Tags: , , , , , |

Wondering how to get reluctant readers ages 12 and 13 flipping those pages? Check out this list of book recommendations and suggestions! Source: The Ultimate Guide to Books for Reluctant Readers Ages 12 to 13

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By | May 25th, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|

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What makes bad writing bad?

By | May 25th, 2016|Categories: Publishing, Reading, Writing|Tags: , , , |

The biggest mistake most writers make is thinking they have nothing left to learn Source: What makes bad writing bad?

How Do You Read? – The Pleasure Of The Slow Read

By | May 25th, 2016|Categories: Blog, Diversity, Reading, Reading Challenge, Teaching, What I'm reading, Writing|Tags: , , , , , , |

by C.T. D'Alessandro I'm a slow reader. Not slow as in I-read-100-words-a-minute slow. I'm actually a terrifyingly fast when looked at in terms of word count (a consequence of a speed-reading class I took in 8th grade). When I say I'm a slow reader, what I mean is that I actually sit with a book for [...]

» 12 Things I Noticed While Reading Every Short Story Published in 2014-15 (or, Extremely Long Titles That Are Complete Sentences Are Still Very Much a Thing)

By | May 24th, 2016|Categories: Publishing, Reading, Writing|Tags: , , , , , , |

At the end of an unlit dead-end corridor in the basement of Calhoun Hall on the University of Texas at Austin campus stands an unmarked door. Behind it are hundreds of literary magazines, journals,… Source: » 12 Things I Noticed While Reading Every Short Story Published in 2014-15 (or, Extremely Long Titles That Are Complete Sentences [...]

Close Reading – The Atlantic

By | May 20th, 2016|Categories: Reading, Teaching, Writing|Tags: , , , , , |

Learning to write by learning to read Source: Close Reading - The Atlantic

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