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1.Cover: The Conquered: Byzantium and America on the Cusp of Modernity

The Conquered: Byzantium and America on the Cusp of Modernity

Kefala, Eleni

The Conquered probes issues of collective memory and cultural trauma in three sorrowful poems composed soon after the conquest of Constantinople and Tenochtitlan. These texts describe the fall of an empire as a fissure in the social fabric and an open wound on the body politic, and articulate, in a familiar language, the trauma of the conquered.

To Repair a Broken World: The Life of Henrietta Szold, Founder of Hadassah, by Dvora Hacohen, with a Foreword by Ruth Bader Ginsburg, from Harvard University Press

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Jacket: Liner Notes for the Revolution: The Intellectual Life of Black Feminist Sound, by Daphne A. Brooks, from Harvard University Press

“Everything I Wanted”: Black Women Listeners and the High Fidelity Culture of Taste-Making

Daphne A. Brooks, author of Liner Notes for the Revolution: The Intellectual Life of Black Feminist Sound, praises Hulu’s High Fidelity series, whose main characters are creative, intelligent Black women who are passionate about music and confident in their tastes and opinions. Where are the other shows like it?