A Correction

Yesterday, I linked to an essay in the SF Chronicle by Ilan Stavans, in which he criticized the Library of America for not including Latinos in its two-volume anthology on civil rights. Earlier today, I received this email from Carol Polsgrove, who served on the advisory board for Reporting Civil Rights:

The reason Library of America’s two volume anthology Reporting Civil Rights did not include Latinos was that this volume was devoted explicitly, as the dust jacket says, to “the struggle of African-Americans for freedom and equal rights.” Let’s hope the Library of America takes Ilan Stavans’ criticism to heart, however, and publishes future volumes that expand our too limited view of American history.

Dr. Polsgrove is also a professor of journalism at Indiana University.