This story of the Deerfield Raid certainly has not been neglected. The Raid and its important figures have been deeply researched by scholars: Evan Haefeli and Kevin Sweeney, John Demos, and Jill Lepore, to wide recognition and acclaim.
For its focus and visual presentation, this book is an important contribution. Illustrating this history gives tangible identity and voice to these colonial events and reconnects them with themes existing in our contemporary American dialogue. Considering today’s American social, cultural, political climate, what historical event is better to examine the meaning of identity, nationality, and race?
Visual & Literary Inspiration
My illustrations are indebted to my readings by John Demos, Evan Haefeli & Kevin Sweeny, Jill Lepore…
Lauren Redniss’ publications are historical narrative while being presented in a lush and enveloping style. Not all follow the non-fiction genre, though all are presented in the same captivating, visually compelling manner, such as David Mazzucchelli.
- Thi Bui, The Best We Could Do
- Kate Evans, Red Rosa
- David Mazzucchelli, Asterios Polyp
- Lauren Redniss, Radioactive: Marie & Pierre Curie, A Tale of Love and Fallout
Reads & References
- Deerfield Homebase
- Deerfield Proposal
- Deerfield Research
- Related Deerfield blog posts
- Storyboarding Deerfield
- Look and feel