Monthly Archives: May 2015

On The Cherokee Rose, Historical Fiction, and Silences in the Archives

The Cherokee Rose, the debut novel by historian Tiya Miles, caught me in the middle of a longstanding argument. I had pre-ordered the book from its publisher John F. Blair, and so it arrived unexpectedly, as if unsummoned. It was … Continue reading

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The Dreams Deferred by Baltimore’s Mortgage Crises Set the Stage for Unrest

On the steps of the city courthouse, a monument to equality and the rule of law, Baltimore residents have learned how dreams can be brutally deferred. There, the property of the city’s poor and working families has been, by order … Continue reading

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