Hiya, folks! Hecksapoppin here–it’s warm and clear here on the High Plains Desert, so I have to pitch hay while the sun shines. Here are some ideas to keep you occupied while I’m out.
- Isis the Scientist writes about the “Mythical Sunshine and Unicorns of University-Based Child Care.” We see those little chain gangs of toddlers and preschoolers on campus–they must be somebody’s kids. Why not yours?
- The Mohegans have elected Lynn Malerba, a woman Sachem, for the first time since the eighteenth century. In my book, I argued that the Algonquian Indians had no tradition of female political leadership, and that the so-called “squaw Sachems” of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries were evidence of the stresses of colonialism on Indian peoples. (And of course, having women leaders became further evidence in English minds that Indian peoples didn’t deserve political sovereignty. Never mind Queen Elizabeth I and Queen Anne, of course.)
- It’s only March 6, but I think we already have our Mansplainer of the Month. Of course, it makes perfect sense that one 40 year-old 14-page article probably would have changed my intellectual life. How tragic for me that I missed this Rosetta Stone! All is lost! I’ve submitted my resignation letter to my department Chair already, and will go dark here at Historiann.com as of midnight Sunday.
- A former No Child Left Behind advocate changes her mind and decides that testing kids to death isn’t teh awesome: Continue Reading »