In the past few years I’ve explored the Middle East and Asia; for 2018, I am moving closer to home with “Peoples of the Americas”. With it, I hope to remedy my ignorance of the United States’ southern neighbors (save Mexico and Cuba), as well as learn about a few native American tribes who are a blank to me…the Chinook being one example.
The plan: open the year by visiting a few Amerindian tribes in North America, move into a treatment of the Aztec, Maya, and Inca, and then follow up with histories of various nations in the Caribbean, as well as Central and South America. If time permits, we may even visit that most exotic of American nations, Canada.
Although this, along with the Classics Club, will be my focus this year, I’m just going to fool around in January and ease into the new year with light reading in the form of Star Trek, books on cities, that kind of thing.