E. Nevius Rodman Professor Emeritus of History, Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley, MA
Books: "The Artist and Social Reform: France and Belgium, 1885-1898"
"The Private Franklin: The Man and his Family"
"Red Gold of Africa: Copper in Precolonial History and Culture"
"Iron, Gender and Power: Rituals of Transformation in African Societies"
Twilight on the Zambezi: Late Colonialism in Central Africa
"Flora's Empire: British Gardens in India"
"Serendib: Scenes from Colonial Ceylon" (forthcoming)
Videotapes/DVDs: "The Blooms of Banjeli: Technology and Gender in West African Ironmaking"
"Lost-Wax Casting in Cameroon"
This member has not published any books.
Underground Railway Theater, Engine of Delight & Social Change
on Aug. 06, 2017
I am one of those"for whom theater is an ongoing love-interest" rather than a 'field of dreams," so I expected to sample the videos and delight in the puppet illustrations; instead I found my self hooked on the text from the first word. I know Wes and had seen the wonderful performances of The Firebird and The Tempest, but I had no idea of the origins of the Underground Railway Theater nor its history of touring many countries and engaging in so many public and activist ventures. It is amazing that URT has not only survived but triumphed over these forty years. A remarkable history of a remarkable enterprise.