Sam Lackey is an English Instructor at Great Basin College in northern Nevada. A native of South Carolina, Dr. Lackey specializes in nineteenth-century American literature. He earned his Ph.D. in English from the University of South Carolina in 2018. He has published multiple works on literature and the teaching of literature, including the Critical Introduction to Carl Werner, an Imaginative Story; With Other Tales of Imagination in Reading William Gilmore Simms: Essays of Introduction to the Author’s Canon, edited by Todd Hagstette and published by the University of South Carolina Press in 2017, and “Media, Performance, & Student Engagement: How to Create Engaging Lecture Recordings for Online Literature Courses” in Teaching Literature in the Online Classroom, to be published by the Modern Language Association in 2020 (co-written with Dr. Erin Jensen).
Thomas Detter, late 19th century black businessman, Methodist minister, and civil rights advocate, was one of the first black literary figures to emerge in the U.S. West. The son of a free stonemason, Detter was born near Washington, D.C. around 1830. Very little is known … Read MoreThomas Detter (ca. 1830-1891)