Week of April 15, 2013
On Topic: Boston Marathon Bombing
|Farewell Lu Lingzi 吕令子|
Lu Lingzi was a member of our American family.
Tags: Boston Marathon bombing, China, Lu Lingzi, Madmen of Chu
|HNN Hot Topics: Terrorism|
Tags: terrorism, bombings, war on terror, Hot Topics
OAH Annual Meeting
|VIDEO: Real Jobs Outside of Academia for Historians|
Peter Sigal (Duke); Alex Soojung-Kim Pang (Future2.org); Andrew Kinney (Harvard University Press); Susan Ferber (Oxford University Press); and T. J. Stiles (freelance writer)
Tags: alternative careers, job market, OAH 2013, videos
|VIDEO: Republican Feminists: From Margin to Center|
Julie Berebitsky; Donald Critchlow; Leandra Zarnow presenting for Stacie Taranto; Susan M. Hartmann; and Catherine E. Rymph
Tags: feminism, GOP, OAH 2013, videos
| VIDEO: Navigating Segregated Life in America's Racial Borderlands|
Albert Camarillo (Stanford)
Tags: Albert Camarillo, OAH 2013, racial borderlands, videos
|VIDEO: Eric Foner's "Reconstruction" at Twenty-Five|
Kate Masur (Northwestern); Heather Andrea Williams (UNC Chapel Hill); Gregory P. Downs (CUNY Graduate Center); Thavolia Glymph (Duke); and Steve Hahn (UPenn), and of course Eric Foner (Columbia)
Tags: Eric Foner, OAH 2013, Reconstruction, videos
|VIDEO: OAH Plenary: Corporations in America|
Naomi Lamoreaux (Yale); Richard White (Stanford); Bethany Moreton (University of Georgia); Karen Ho (University of Minnesota); and Peter James Hudson (Vanderbilt)
Tags: OAH 2013, videos, corporations, capitalism
|VIDEO: Research and Publishing in the Digital Age|
Philip Ethington (USC); Adam Arenson (UTEP); Niels Hooper (UC Press), and Susan Ferber (OUP)
Tags: digital history, digital humanities, OAH 2013, videos
|Turnout Middling at OAH Meeting in San Francisco|
David Austin Walsh
Attendance is down from last year's meeting, but numbers always lower for West Coast conferences.
Tags: conferences, historical associations, OAH 2013, annual meetings
|VIDEO: OAH Plenary -- Freedom Struggles|
Matthew Countryman (University of Michigan); Clayborne Carson (Stanford University); Barbara Ranby (University of Illinois at Chicago); Tera W. Hunter (Princeton University); and Scott Kurashige (University of Michigan)
Tags: historical conferences, MLK, OAH 2013, videos
|OAH 2013 Survival Guide|
David Austin Walsh
Tips, tricks, gadgets, and other important advice for the 2013 OAH.
Tags: OAH 2013, survival guide, annual meetings, conventions
HNN Teacher's Edition: For Grade School
HNN’s Teacher’s Edition is designed to help busy teachers build classes around topics in the news. With just a few minutes preparation, teachers will be able to teach a class on current events, even if they haven't been in a position to follow the news closely.
News at Home
|President Barack Obama: The First Draft of History|
A short(ish) biography of our forty-fourth president, from the author of The American President.
Tags: Barack Obama, biography, book excerpts, presidents
|The Enemy-Industrial Complex|
How to turn a world lacking in enemies into the most threatening place in the universe.
Tags: Dick Cheney, Donald Rumsfeld, George W. Bush, war on terror
Historians & History
|Are We Still in the Dead Grip of a Premodern Conception of Time?|
George E. Marcus
The still-widespread belief that time is cyclical has tremendous political impact.
Tags: neuroscience, philosophy, political psychology, time
Towards a New History of the Civil Rights Movement
|How to Write a Book Dedication|
Vaughn Davis Bornet
Book acknowledgments are all about making choices: should I mention my family, or the archivists who helped me?
Tags: authors, autobiography, book dedications, books
|1877: The Year the Army Wasn't Paid|
Congressional bickering over the budget forced the Army to tighten its belt during one of the most violent years in peacetime American history.
Tags: 1877, Great Railway Strike, Indian Wars, Nez Pierce War
|Escaping Slavery in Washington Territory|
Lorraine McConaghy on a boy, a flight to freedom, and the reality of Washington Territory in the Civil War
Tags: Free Boy, Judy Bentley, Lorraine McConaghy, slavery
|Old Jews Telling Jokes|
Exactly what it says on the tin -- and it's absolutely hilarious.
Tags: Borscht Belt, Old Jews Telling Jokes, plays, theater reviews
|Review of David W. Noble's "Debating the End of History"|
How to rethink the concept of "perpetual growth."
Tags: David W. Noble, Debating the End of History, Ron Briley, University of Minnesota
|Review of Lisa Phillips's "A Renegade Union"|
Robert D. Parmet
The saga of one of the only unions in America to organize across racial lines.
Tags: AFL-CIO, Lisa Phillips, Local 65, unions
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