Libraries amid Protest
Social movements around the world have built temporary libraries alongside their protests in recent years—from Occupy Wall Street to Nuit Debout in Paris and Gezi Park in Istanbul. While these libraries typically last only a few weeks at a time and all have ultimately been dismantled or destroyed, each has managed to collect, catalog, and circulate books, serving a need not being met elsewhere . . .
Writing across the Color Line
In this new book, Lucas A. Dietrich analyzes publishers’ and writers’ archives to show how authors—including María Amparo Ruiz de Burton, Charles W. Chesnutt, Finley Peter Dunne, W. E. B. Du Bois, and Sui Sin Far—drew readers into their texts by subverting existing stereotypes and adapting styles of literary regionalism and dialect writing . . .