The information that I explore in my novel  informed an edited collection of essays, The Fluid Boundaries of Suffrage and Jim Crow: Staking Claims in the American Heartland, an edited collection of essays,  published by Lexington Books in June 2016.

Each essay in The Fluid Boundaries of Suffrage and Jim Crow: Staking Claims in the American Heartland explores some aspect of Jim Crow politics and feminist/Suffrage movements in the Midwest. This book enters a an ongoing dialogue about representations of race and gender in historical narratives about the Heartland. The use of oral histories, collective cultural memories and the geo-politics associated with the American Midwest are evident. These essays are framed within the context of regional and national narratives.

Contributors include: ethnomusicologist Tammy Kernodle, writer Denise Low-Wesco, historian Valerie Mendoza, architectural historian James West, hip-hop feminist Chamara Jewel Kwakye, and rhetorician Jason Barrett-Fox.

The Fluid Boundaries of Suffrage and Jim Crow: Staking Claims in the American Heartland can be purchased from Rowman & Littlefield.

The Fluid Boundaries of Suffrage and Jim Crow: Staking Claims in the American Heartland
Lexington Books
Pages: 146 • Size: 6 x 9
978-0-7391-9787-5 • Hardback • June 2016 • $75.00 • (£49.95)
978-0-7391-9788-2 • eBook • June 2016 • $74.99 • (£49.95)