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Honoring a Pioneer Woman Asian Historian in the Twin Cities

Honoring a Pioneer Woman Asian Historian in the Twin Cities By: Dr. Maythee Jensen Kantar Editor’s Note: Dr. Irene Khin Khin Jensen is being honored at the Midwest Conference on Asian Affairs (MCAA) on October 19, 2018, at Metropolitan State University. She is being awarded the Jackson and Caroline Bailey Public Service Award for 2018 from the MCAA for her

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British Children’s Literature on Crimean War: Alfred Henty’s Jack Archer: History of Crimea

British Children’s Literature on Crimean War: Alfred Henty’s Jack Archer: History of Crimea This essay is a part of our series, Literature and the World In this article the author analyses G. A. Henty’s Jack Archer: History of Crimea (1883) not only as one of the few British novels directly using the ‘Crimean’ storyline, but as a novel for children

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Child Soldiers Revisited: Conscription and Choice in Ken Saro-Wiwa’s Sozaboy and Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s Half of a Yellow Sun

Child Soldiers Revisited: Conscription and Choice in Ken Saro-Wiwa’s Sozaboy and Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s Half of a Yellow Sun This essay is a part of our series, Literature and the World Child soldier peripheralization in the Global South is explored though the narrative devices of Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s Half of a Yellow Sun and Ken Saro-Wiwa’s Sozaboy. I intend to

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Can the Child Speak? Childhood in the Age of Nation-States, Children’s Rights, and the Role of Children’s Literature

Can the Child Speak? Childhood in the Age of Nation-States, Children’s Rights, and the Role of Children’s Literature This essay is a part of our series, Literature and the World — for more information, please see HERE. Short Title: Can the Child Speak? Key Words: childhood, children’s rights, children’s literature, children’s books, convention on the rights of the child, crc,

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Losing the “Middle Ground”: Conflict, Culture, and Civilization in the Southeastern Borderlands

Losing the “Middle Ground”: Conflict, Culture, and Civilization in the Southeastern Borderlands This essay is a part of our series, Borders in the Classroom On March 4, 1817, Andrew Jackson wrote a letter to President James Monroe that proposed a radical shift in the way the Federal government negotiated with Native American groups who still maintained their autonomy on the

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