Review of “What’s the Deal? Jefferson, Napoleon, and the Louisiana Purchase”

December 21, 2018 | Comments Off on Review of “What’s the Deal? Jefferson, Napoleon, and the Louisiana Purchase”

The Louisiana Purchase is often sidelined in favor of the Lewis and Clark Expedition, itself the context for the latter, but Rhoda Blumberg’s What’s the Deal? Jefferson, Napoleon, and the Louisiana puts the infamous deal in the spotlight. Aimed at young adult readers, What’s the Deal? simplifies the historical context, main players, and political intrigue […]

Project 2: Historical fiction proposal set in nineteenth-century Haiti

December 20, 2018 | Comments Off on Project 2: Historical fiction proposal set in nineteenth-century Haiti

Introduction There are many fascinating and relevant time periods that are little covered in the world of historical fiction, and the nineteenth century Caribbean is one of them. That is somewhat understandable, being that it lacks the cultural cachet and romance that such times such as the Middle Ages, the Renaissance, Victorian times, or the […]

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