Dec 12, 2018
Over the past few issues, the AHR has begun broadening what it selects for review beyond the confines of the scholarly monograph. In the April 2018 issue, the journal featured a set of film reviews, in June documentary history, in October museums and public history sites—and in the December issue the graphic history, or history in comic book form. In this episode, we speak with the guest editor for that set of graphic history reviews, San Francisco State historian Trevor Getz. Getz is a historian of gender and slavery in West Africa. His recent work includes the books A Primer for Teaching African History (2018), published by Duke University Press, and, with illustrator Liz Clarke, Abina and the Important Men: A Graphic History (2011), which is now in its second edition with Oxford University Press.