One Interesting American Thing per Day

Ben Railton

Ben Railton
Needham, Massachusetts, US
August 15
Associate Professor
Fitchburg State University
One interesting American thing per day, from a professor of American literature, culture, history, and Studies. Check out for more!

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NOVEMBER 13, 2010 3:16PM

An Explanation and a Start

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Hi all. My name is Ben Railton, and I'm a professor of American literature and Studies at Fitchburg State University in Massachusetts. I've begun a daily blog where I post a mini-essay on one interesting American thing (event, text, controversy, figure, etc) that I think should be better remembered or known, and am just looking for ways to connect it with more engaged and intelligent readers (and thus get more feedback and conversation as well).

 So that's what this space is going to be. I'll just post the daily title and a very brief statement of the focus here (in a sec I'll post the full list of posts to this point, since it's only about a week's worth), and the link to the blog itself. I hope you'll check it out, and if you do, please talk back!



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