Things Noted Here and There
Lucas Mearian,"Internet Archive Upgrades Wayback Machine," PC World, 22 March, announces a massive upgrade to the Net's memory.
The Roundtable on Judith Bennett's History Matters: Patriarchy and the Challenge of Feminism continues at:
Part I, Notorious PhD
Part II, Historiann
Part III, Tenured Radical
Part IV, Blogenspiel
Part V, Notorious PhD, next Monday, Bennett responds to the whole discussion.
Suzannah Lipscomb,"Who Was Henry VIII?" History Today, April, attempts to penetrate current illusions about him.
Jean Strouse,"When the Economy Really Did ‘Fall Off a Cliff'," NYT, 22 March, looks at the American banking crisis of 1907. Strouse is the author of Morgan: American Financier and director of the Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers at The New York Public Library.
Anthony Lane,"Waiting," New Yorker, 20 March, reviews Martha Dow Fehsenfeld and Lois More Overbeck, eds., The Letters of Samuel Beckett Volume I: 1929-1940.
Matthew Price,"Commuter Literate," BookForum, April/May, reviews Blake Bailey's Cheever: A Life.
Newsweek's cover story on the economy this week,"The Outrage Factor", features Michael Kazin's"A Historical Tour of Populism," George Kotkin's"Anger Could Make Us Stronger," Robert Frank's"Why Big Paydays Aren't All Bad," Rick Perlstein's"Our American Common Sense," and Fahreed Zakaria's"The Trouble with Subsidies."
- Historian Fernando Prado on quest to find remains of Cervantes
- Historian shines a light on the dark heart of Australia's nationhood
- Female historian says human rights museum censored her
- Japanese historians slam sex-slave apology review
- Stephanie Coontz: "Marriages require much more maturity than they once did."