Owen Walsh is in the third year of his PhD at the University of Leeds, and holds an MA in Race and Resistance from the same institution. His current research project looks at 1930s Black internationalism with a focus on the West Coast. He uses Black Westernness and the Black Pacific as frames through which to view the radicalism of numerous cultural producers. You can find him on Twitter @otwalsh.

Mexican Migration in the Fiction of William Attaway

This essay is the first in our series, ‘Literature, Visual Imagery and Material Culture in American Studies’. The series seeks to situate literature, visual imagery and material culture at the heart of American studies, and will explore the varying ways in which written and non-written sources have been created, politicised, exploited, and celebrated by the diverse peoples of the United States and beyond. You can find out more information here. Continue reading