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Govt Funds A $50,400 Book On Human-Tree Relationships

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The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) will spend $50,400 on a book titled, “The Latest Oldest Tree: Survival Stories for a Time of Extinction,” The Washington Free Beacon reports.

The funds were awarded to Stony Brook University for the “research and writing leading to publication of a book on human relationships to long-lived trees,” the grant announcement says.

NEH announced a total of $79 million in grants to humanities programs across the country this year. “Through films, original research, and new intellectual insights, our grants strengthen the nation’s cultural fabric and identity,” William D. Adams, chairman of NEH, said in the grant announcement.

NEH will fund other book projects, including one from an independent scholar titled, “the Negro Motorist Green Book, a guide book for African American automobile travel during the Jim Crow era,” and one by a Stanford University professor called, “The Ticklish Experiment: A Political History of the Constitution.” Each of those book projects received $50,400.

Other projects funded by the NEH include $111,906 to Elon University for a two-week seminar for college teachers on the “Diverse Philosophical Approaches to Sexual Violence,” and $200,000 for several academic articles on the immigration policies in Arizona, Maryland, New Mexico and Virginia.

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