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Enchanted Ground
The Spirit Room of Jonathan Koons
By Sharon Hatfield

In a fascinating work of religious history and cultural inquiry, Hatfield brings to life the true story of a nineteenth-century farmer-spiritualist, Jonathan Koons, whom thousands traveled to Ohio to see. As heirs to the second Great Awakening, he and his followers were part of a larger, uniquely American moment that still marks the culture today.

Spiritualism · History | United States | 19th Century · American History, Midwest · Ohio · Ohio and Regional

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The Freethinker’s Daughter
A Novel
By Jenny O'Neill

Set in 1833 Lexington, Kentucky, this historical coming-of-age novel for young readers features resonant themes and topics—slavery, abolition, racism, prejudice, class consciousness, a devastating epidemic, and deep personal loss—as its thirteen-year-old white female narrator fights injustice and uncertainty with integrity, love, and hope.

Juvenile Fiction | Social Themes | Adolescence & Coming of Age · Juvenile Fiction | Historical | United States | 19th Century · Juvenile Fiction | Social Themes | Prejudice & Racism · Kentucky · Literature · Young Readers

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Spear
Mandela and the Revolutionaries
By Paul S. Landau

Spanning the years just before (and just after) Nelson Mandela’s 1962 arrest, this entirely fresh history of Umkhonto we Sizwe (MK), or Spear of the Nation, and its revolutionary milieu brings to life the period in which Mandela and his comrades fought South Africa’s apartheid regime not only with words and protests, but also with bombs and fire.

History | Revolutionary · Political Science, Africa · History | Africa | South | Republic of South Africa · Violence in Society · South Africa · African Studies

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Animality and Colonial Subjecthood in Africa
The Human and Nonhuman Creatures of Nigeria
By Saheed Aderinto

From debates over the aesthetics of birds in the urban landscape to how horse racing enhanced imperial power to the ways in which water navigation impacted aquatic creatures, Saheed Aderinto argues that it is impossible to comprehend the full extent of imperial domination without considering the colonial subjecthood of animals.

Political Science | Imperialism · Nature | Animals | General · History | Africa | West · Nigeria · African Studies

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Hollis Summers Poetry Prize

Named for the distinguished poet who taught for many years at Ohio University and made Athens, Ohio, the subject of many of his poems, the Hollis Summers Poetry Prize invites writers to submit unpublished collections of original poems.

The competition is open to both those who have not published a book-length collection and those who have.

Congratulations to Andrew Collard, winner of the 2023 Hollis Summers Poetry Prize for Sprawl.

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Spear
Mandela and the Revolutionaries
By Paul S. Landau

Spanning the years just before (and just after) Nelson Mandela’s 1962 arrest, this entirely fresh history of Umkhonto we Sizwe (MK), or Spear of the Nation, and its revolutionary milieu brings to life the period in which Mandela and his comrades fought South Africa’s apartheid regime not only with words and protests, but also with bombs and fire.

History | Revolutionary · Political Science, Africa · History | Africa | South | Republic of South Africa · Violence in Society · South Africa · African Studies

Cover of 'Animality and Colonial Subjecthood in Africa'

Animality and Colonial Subjecthood in Africa
The Human and Nonhuman Creatures of Nigeria
By Saheed Aderinto

From debates over the aesthetics of birds in the urban landscape to how horse racing enhanced imperial power to the ways in which water navigation impacted aquatic creatures, Saheed Aderinto argues that it is impossible to comprehend the full extent of imperial domination without considering the colonial subjecthood of animals.

Political Science | Imperialism · Nature | Animals | General · History | Africa | West · Nigeria · African Studies

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Cover of 'Enchanted Ground'

Enchanted Ground
The Spirit Room of Jonathan Koons
By Sharon Hatfield

In a fascinating work of religious history and cultural inquiry, Hatfield brings to life the true story of a nineteenth-century farmer-spiritualist, Jonathan Koons, whom thousands traveled to Ohio to see. As heirs to the second Great Awakening, he and his followers were part of a larger, uniquely American moment that still marks the culture today.

Spiritualism · History | United States | 19th Century · American History, Midwest · Ohio · Ohio and Regional

Cover of 'The Freethinker’s Daughter'

The Freethinker’s Daughter
A Novel
By Jenny O'Neill

Set in 1833 Lexington, Kentucky, this historical coming-of-age novel for young readers features resonant themes and topics—slavery, abolition, racism, prejudice, class consciousness, a devastating epidemic, and deep personal loss—as its thirteen-year-old white female narrator fights injustice and uncertainty with integrity, love, and hope.

Juvenile Fiction | Social Themes | Adolescence & Coming of Age · Juvenile Fiction | Historical | United States | 19th Century · Juvenile Fiction | Social Themes | Prejudice & Racism · Kentucky · Literature · Young Readers

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