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Inside The Blanket Fort - Episode 77

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Inside The Blanket Fort: Episode 77 - 3/3/22

Journey back Inside The Blanket Fort as we introduce an important new book from SIU Press. Forgetting and the Forgotten: A Thousand Years of Contested Histories in the Heartland details the nature of how a community, in this case Jackson County Illinois, forged its story against outsiders. Author Michael C. Batinski, an emeritus professor of history at SIU, explores the habits of forgetting that enable communities like Jackson County to create an identity based on silencing competing narratives.

Also, check out the latest podcast episode of Blanket Fort Radio Theater's production of "The Undaunted Women of Nanking."

Blanket Fort Radio Theater is a storytelling initiative of SIU Press in collaboration with the SIU Creative Writing Program and WSIU Radio.

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Amy Etcheson is the Interim Director of SIU Press at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, IL. She is the program host and co-creator of Inside The Blanket Fort radio program and podcast.