Academic journal article American Studies

Letter from the Editors

Academic journal article American Studies

Letter from the Editors

Article excerpt

A million years ago, way back in November 2016, the AMSJ Editorial Board members sat around a conference table at the surreal ASA meeting in Denver, Colorado, immediately following the presidential election.

"Select a timely theme for the photo shoot of the Summer Reading Issue," said our Agenda, as it does every year. But what could that mean in November 2016?

It has been a tradition of the journal since 2014 to publish an issue solely devoted to review essays and book reviews designed for assisting our readers with selecting their summer reading and their fall courses. But the most popular feature of the Summer Reading issue is the photo shoot, in which our Editorial Board members submit photographs of themselves according to a theme chosen the previous November.

"Make America Read Again," said Editorial Board member Rebecca Hill. The acceptance of this theme was unanimous, spurring a stream of companion themes: "Make America Fact-Check Again" and "Make America Cite Sources Again. …

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