- In Memoriam
After this issue of American Quarterly went into production, we received the news of the passing of two of our beloved colleagues whose work was particularly important to our editorial team.
James Horton, Benjamin Banneker Professor Emeritus of American Studies and History at George Washington University, was a prolific scholar, eloquent speaker, and dedicated teacher who made a major imprint on the study of slavery and emancipation, race, African American history, and public history. He was a visiting professor of American Studies at the University of Hawai'i from 2006 to 2008 and worked with scholars and practitioners on the island on a range of public humanities projects and initiatives.
Teresia Teaiwa, director of Va'aomanū Pasifika: Programmes in Samoan Studies and Pacific Studies at Victoria University of Wellington, was a scholar, poet, and activist whose work on militarism, tourism, feminism, and Indigeneity has advanced Pacific Studies in critical ways and inspired a new generation of scholars and activists in and around the Pacific Islands. We are extremely honored that one of her last major works was the co-editing of American Quarterly special issue, "Tours of Duty and Tours of Leisure" (September 2016).
As we search for ways to cope with the sadness of their passing, we are committed to honoring their legacies and practicing what we learned from them in our work. [End Page vi]