A Fiction Reading List for Summer 2017

Erstwhile‘s editorial board offers recommendations for good fiction the members have recently read or hope to get to this summer. Last year, Rebecca Kennedy wrote a good reminder about the value of reading fiction. The post proved a good segue into summer, so we have decided to offer some fiction suggestions again. Here are some…

The Past, Present, and Possible Future of History in Our National Monuments

Erstwhile editor Sara Porterfield weighs in on the current debate over national monuments in the wake of President Trump’s April  26th executive order mandating a “review” of all monuments created since 1996 and Secretary Ryan Zinke’s visit to Grand Staircase-Escalante and Bears Ears national monuments in Utah this past week.  Jailhouse Ruin. Junction Ruin. Perfect Kiva.…

The (Award Winning) Erstwhile Blog Entries of 2017

Erstwhile editor Julia Frankenbach has been recognized for the outstanding quality of her writing in the Center of the American West’s Thompson Writing Awards contest. Two of her Erstwhile blog posts “I Remember You: Wildness, Gratitude, and Western History on Horseback” and “The True Tale of Periquillo: Early Borderlands Literature, American Memory, and the Space Between” were honored this year. Erstwhile…