"This era's music was so familiar and interesting from the point of view I've lived through all of it. It's interesting to think of it in a historical perspective, and to wonder how people will analyze how the music reflected our values, concerns…"
"I was a teenager in this era. This music and dance brings back so many, many memories, crazy, fun and painful. It would be interesting to do analysis of some lyrics with high school students, juxtaposing the themes in songs with what was happening…"
"I love the music of this era, square dancing, contra or round dancing (as we called it back in my day- 1950's)!! I used to go to square dances with my parents and would pretend to have my own partner and the other 6 partners in a square. And once…"
"The cake walk is a great way to talk about the use of music & dance for slaves to mimic and joke about the manners & behavior of the white slave masters & mistresses. The work songs & spirituals demonstrate how as really a means of survival and…"
"This Jefferson & Liberty dance would be a great way to re-emphasize with students how happy, relieved and free the colonists felt once the Revolutionary War had been won and they had freedom from the rules, taxes and restrictions they had…"
"I have some Blackfoot tapes that would be great to use to introduce Native American dance. And in AK Studies, we could compare Blackfoot and Yup'ik dance. Similar rhythms and singing styles. Similar instruments, vocal use and drumming. Beat…"
"I agree with you that women should be held to the same standard as a man, especially when they apply for work in non-traditional jobs. I'm also glad to see, that women are fighting in the armed forces, if they want to, right along side men.…"
"I'm 63 years old, and remember being discriminated against because I was a young, newly married woman trying to find a job. It became a matter of lying about your future plans if you were looking for a job, and sometimes lying to get a job, if you…"
"This was, and maybe still, Craig, a kind of way for employers to label young, newly married, viable young women as not suitable for a job, since they might get pregnant at any time, and would expect medical coverage for their pregnancy, as well as…"
"I have been reading Barbara Kingsolver's Animal, Vegetable, Miracle for a book club I belong to. We've also read Michael Pollan's Omnivore's Dilemma, and I've read his other more recent book about food and eating seasonal foods and locally produced…"
"Section III Native Americans
I finished Our Hearts Fell to the Ground last night. I have read several of Colin Calloway's other histories (A Vast Winter Count, With the Scratch of a Pen, etc. and am so grateful that there is such a scholar working…"