This week presenters from the Visual Arts and Identity and The West panels added some of their diverse and compelling topics and interests to the mix:
--Bonnie Miller blogged about media and propagandistic images of women and race in and around the Mexican, Spanish, and Afghanistan wars here;
--Rachel Miller blogged about race, region, and identity in Currier & Ives "Darktown" series here;
--And Steven Bradley blogged about transatlantic and transnational stories and images of the Wild West and frontier here.
Each of these posts deserves continued and in-depth thought and response, so please feel free to continue reading and responding to them in their own comment threads. But as always this post is also an open thread, and we'd love to hear what you all are thinking about--on these topics, on overarching questions of American mythologies and narratives, or on whatever else you want to share. Next week, we'll hear from presenters on the Heroism and Recreating the Revolution panels!