More Noted Things
Princeton's Linda Colley, Britain's Adloyada, and Crooked Timber's Chris Bertram debate how the United States fits the model of Empire. Does Great Britain, France, Russia, or China fix the mold?
Kenneth Gregg and Scott McLemee call attention to this LA Times article about the discovery of a letter that reveals Upton Sinclair's awareness that the case for Nichola Sacco's and Bartolomeo Vanzetti's innocense was a fraud. My recollection is that thirty-five years ago, in a talk at UNC, Chapel Hill, Oscar Handlin claimed that some of his peers among historians had knowingly participated in suppressing evidence that, however hysterical and procedurally flawed was the case against them, Sacco and Vanzetti were guilty as charged.
Update: eb at No Great Matter suggests that there is no news in the LA Times story, except the intellectual laziness of the reporter and the ignorance of the Sinclair scholars that it quotes.
In case you missed it, Lois Romano,"Literacy of College Students Is on Decline," Washington Post, 25 December. Why do I suspect that you already knew that?
No great surprise here: Ward Churchill wins Andrew Sullivan's Michael Moore Award for the year.
- New Hampshire professors at odds with library over discarded books
- Troubled history fuels Japan-China tension
- Independent Scotland's last gasp forgotten in Panama jungle
- LBJ was the ‘most-threatened president in American history’
- New exhibit at the World War I Museum ... Over by Christmas: August-December 1914
- Ken Burns on Colbert to promote his new documentary, "The Address"
- UC Santa Barbara History Department featuring a series on the Great Society at 50
- Historians are trying to recover censored texts from World War I poets
- Diane Ravitch blasts the NYT for failing to understand the controversy over Common Core
- Mormon history professors debate atheists in bid to foster greater understanding