|PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN 2008 WATCH:|
- Theodore C. Sorensen: Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr., 1917-2007
An appreciation of the historian, activist and writer who played a central role
in defining modern American liberalism -
American Prospecf, 04-04-07
|HNN STATS THIS WEEK:|
|THIS WEEK IN HISTORY:||This Week in History:|
- 03-26-1945 - The battle of Iwo Jima ended; about 22,000 Japanese troops were killed or captured in the fighting and more than 4,500 U.S. troops were killed.
- 03-26-1979 - In a ceremony at the White House, President Sadat of Egypt and Prime Minister Begin of Israel signed a peace treaty ending 30 years of war between the two countries.
- 03-26-1982 - Groundbreaking ceremonies for the Vietnam Veterans Memorial took place in Washington, DC.
- 03-26-2000 - Vladimir Putin was elected president of Russia.
- 03-27-1794 - Congress authorizes the construction of six frigates, including the Constitution (Old Ironsides), for the U.S. Navy.
- 03-27-1866 - President Andrew Johnson vetoed a civil rights bill which later became the 14th amendment.
- 03-27-1958 - Nikita Khrushchev became Soviet premier and first secretary of the Communist Party.
- 03-28-1797 - Nathaniel Briggs patented a washing machine.
- 03-28-1939 - The Spanish Civil War ended.
- 03-29-1867 - The North America Act was passed by the British parliament, creating the dominion of Canada.
- 03-29-1951 - Julius and Ethel Rosenberg were found guilty of passing atomic secrets to the Russians and were sentenced to death.
- 03-29-1971 - Lt. William Calley was convicted of murdering 22 Vietnamese civilians in the My Lai massacre.
- 03-29-1973 - The last U.S. troops left South Vietnam.
- 03-30-1856 - The Treaty of Paris was signed, ending the Crimean War.
- 03-30-1867 - A treaty for the purchase of Alaska from Russia for the sum of $7.2 million, approximately two cents an acre, was submitted to the U.S. Senate.
- 03-30-1870 - The 15th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution went into effect, guaranteeing the right to vote regardless of race.
- 03-30-1981 - President Ronald Reagan was shot in the chest by John Hinckley as he left a Washington hotel.
- 03-31-1492 - Queen Isabella and King Ferdinand of Spain expelled Jews who would not accept Christianity.
- 03-31-1889 - The Eiffel Tower in Paris officially opened.
- 03-31-1917 - The United States took possession of the Virgin Islands.
- 03-31-1918 - Daylight Saving Time went into effect in the United States.
- 03-31-1949 - Newfoundland became Canada's tenth province.
- 03-31-1959 - The Dalai Lama, fleeing Chinese repression of an uprising in Tibet, arrived at the Indian border and was granted political asylum.
- 03-31-1968 - President Lyndon Johnson announced that he would not run for re-election
- 04-01-1789 - Frederick Muhlenberg of Pennsylvania was elected the first Speaker of the House of Representatives.
- 04-01-1933 - The Nazi persecution of Jews began in Germany with a boycott of Jewish businesses.
- 04-01-1945 - American forces landed on Okinawa during World War II.
- 04-01-1970 - President Nixon signed a bill into law banning cigarette ads from radio and television.
- 04-01-1979 - Ayatollah Khomeini proclaimed the establishment of the Islamic Republic of Iran.
- 04-01-2003 - Pvt. Jessica Lynch was rescued by U.S. commandos in a raid on an Iraqi hospital.
- 04-01-2004 - President Bush signed the"Laci Peterson" bill making it a separate federal crime to harm a fetus during an attack on the mother.
|IN THE NEWS:|
- Alicia Estrada: Clashes with Mel Gibson over Apocalypto
- Daniel P. Jordan: Historian defends Jefferson -
Fredericksburg (Va.) Free Lance-Star, 3-24-07
- Papiya Ghosh's Maid Takes the Witness Stand -
Patna Daily, India, 3-24-07
- Papiya Ghosh trial begins -
Times Now.tv, India, 3-20-07
- Historians organize petition drive to protest Florida history law -
Email to HNN from Nick Wynne, PhD, Florida Historical Society, 3-22-07
- Thelma Wills Foote: Withdraws from new job after questions raised about her c.v. -
Scott Jaschik at the website of Inside Higher Ed, 3-19-07
- Yoshimi Yoshiaki: Japanese professor calls PM historical stance"bizarre" -
Hankyoreh (South Korea), 3-17-07
|REVIEWED AND FIRST CHAPTERS:|
- Hanne Blank: Sweet Chastity
VIRGIN The Untouched History -
- Hanne Blank: VIRGIN The Untouched History, First Chapter -
- David Damrosch: Lost and Found
THE BURIED BOOK The Loss and Rediscovery of the Great Epic of Gilgamesh -
- Valentin Groebner: According to a new historical study, we know ourselves by the papers we keep.
According to a new historical study, we know ourselves by the papers we keep
WHO ARE YOU? Identification, Deception, and Surveillance In Early Modern Europe -
- Africa: Race, Racism, and American Foreign Policy toward Africa -
AllAfrica.com, Washington, 3-21-07
- Michel Foucault: His book on madness severely criticized as unreliable -
A review in the Times Literary Supplement of a new transaltion of Foucault's
HISTORY OF MADNESS Translated by Jonathan Murphy and Jean Khalfa (Routledge), 3-21-07
- Harriet Washington: Defends her book on medical apartheid after negative NYT book review
letter to the editor of the NYT Book Review, 3-18-07
|SPOTTED & SPEAKING EVENTS CALENDAR:|
- Naomi Oreskes: Cold War politics has fueled the debate over climate change,
historian says -
Stanford Report, 3-20-07
- Stephen Prothero: Appears on Comedy Central's Jon Stewart Show (video) -
Daily Show, 3-19-07
- Jewish Cultural Historian Ted Merwin will discuss Jewish celebrities and
the birth of American Jewish popular culture during Jewish Culture Awareness Week
March 26-30 at the University of Wyoming -
University of Wyoming News, WY, 3-23-07
- Australian Jewish 'boat people' reunite -
Australian Jewish News, Australia, 3-24-07
- March 29, 2007: James Oakes, author of a new book on Abraham Lincoln and
slavery, will give a talk,"Frederick Douglass, Abraham Lincoln, and Anti-Slavery
Politics," at 4 p.m in the Alumni Room in Old Main at Knox College -
The Register-Mail, IL, 3-19-07
- April 3, 2007: Alfred W. McCoy is scheduled to give a free, public lecture
in the Hiram Lesar Law Building on the SIUC campus -
The Southern, IL, 3-23-07
- April 5: Local events to mark Holocaust Remembrance Month -
Huntington Herald Dispatch, WV, 3-23-07
- April 16, 2007: Pulitzer Prize-Winner Richard Ford at Depauw University
for Crain Lecture -
DePauw University, IN, 3-23-07
- Harvey Mansfield: Picked to deliver the 2007 Jefferson Lecture in the Humanities -
Website of the National Endowment for the Humanities, 3-22-07
|HONORED, AWARDED, AND APPOINTMENTS:|
|ON TV:||History Listings This Week:|
- C-Span2, Book TV : History on Book TV: Zachary Karabell, Peace Be Upon You: The Story Of Muslim, Christian, and Jewish Coexistence
Sunday, March 25 at 8pm -
- C-Span2, Book TV : Chalmers Johnson, Nemesis: The Last Days of the American Republic
Sunday, March 25 at 10pm -
- PBS: The American Experience:"The Carter Family"
Monday, March 19, 2007 at 9pm ET -
- History Channel:"Ancient Discoveries"
Sunday, March 25, @ 8-11pm ET/PT
- History Channel:"The Samurai,"
Monday, March 26, @ 2pm ET/PT
- History Channel:"Man, Moment, Machine :Apollo 13: Triumph on the Dark Side.,"
Monday, March 19, @ 6pm ET/PT
- History Channel:"Digging For The Truth :Stonehenge of The Americas,"
Monday, March 26, @ 9pm ET/PT
- History Channel:"Houdini: Unlocking the Mystery,"
Tuesday, March 27, @ 2pm ET/PT
- History Channel:"UFO Files :The Pacific Bermuda Triangle,"
Tuesday, March 27, @ 4pm ET/PT
- History Channel:"Lost Worlds :Atlantis,"
Tuesday, March 27, @ 8pm ET/PT
- History Channel:"History's Mysteries :Alaska's Bermuda Triangle,"
Tuesday, March 27, @ 5pm ET/PT
- History Channel:"Mysteries of the Freemasons :The Beginning and America,"
Wednesday, March 28, @ 2pm ET/PT
- History Channel:"Decoding The Past :Presidential Prophecies,"
Wednesday, March 28, @ 5pm ET/PT
- History Channel:"The Dark Ages,"
Thursday, March 29, @ 2pm ET/PT
- History Channel:" History's Mysteries :Zombies,"
Thursday, March 29, @ 5pm ET/PT
- History Channel:"Decoding The Past :Vampires Secrets,"
Thursday, March 29, @ 8pm ET/PT
- History Channel:"Last Stand of The 300,"
Friday, March 30, @ 2pm ET/PT
- History Channel:"Battlefield Detectives :Custer at Little Big Horn,"
Friday, March 30, @ 4pm ET/PT
- History Channel:"Mail Call" Marathon,
Saturday, March 31, @ 1-5pm ET/PT
- History Channel:"Flight 93,"
Saturday, March 31, @ 8pm ET/PT
- History Channel:"Titanic's Final Moments: Missing Pieces,"
Saturday, March 31, @ 10pm ET/PT
|SELLING BIG (NYT):|
- Michael B. Oren: POWER, FAITH, AND FANTASY
#12 (8 weeks on list ) -
|NEW ON THE WEB:|
- U.S. Intellectual History blog: The editors
of the weblog post news and information, short essays, book reviews
and provocative conversation-starting questions, all in the area of
U.S. intellectual history. -
- "The White House Meets the Bulldozer:" A traveling exhibit from the
White House Historical Association, on display through April 22 at the Greensboro
Public Library gallery. The exhibit covers the Truman restoration. -
Greensboro News Record, NC, 3-17-07
- Taylor Branch: Book on Bill Clinton Emerges From 8 Years of Tapes -
- Harold R. Winton: Corps Commanders of the Bulge: Six American Generals and
Victory in the Ardennes, (University Press of Kansas), March 2007
- John McManus: Alamo in the Ardennes: The Untold Story of the American
Soldiers Who Made the Defense of Bastogne Possible, (Wiley, John & Sons,
Incorporated), March 2007
- Earl Black: Divided America: The Ferocious Power Struggle in American Politics,
(Simon & Schuster Adult Publishing Group), March 2007
- Brian Steidle: The Devil Came on Horseback: Bearing Witness to the
Genocide in Darfur, (Perseus Publishing), March 2007
- Kenneth B. Pyle: Japan Rising: The Resurgence of Japanese Power and Purpose
(Perseus Publishing), March 2007
- John Smith: Captain John Smith: Writings: with Selected Narratives of the
Exploration and Settlement of Virginia,
(Penguin Group (USA)), March 2007
- Robert Daniels: The Rise and Fall of Communism in Russia,
(Yale University Press), March 2007
- Patrick J. Jung: The Black Hawk War of 1832,
(University of Oklahoma Press), March 2007
- William Dalrymple: Last Mughal: The Fall of a Dynasty: Delhi, 1857,
(Knopf Publishing Group), March 27, 2007
- Jonathan M. Elukin: Living Together, Living Apart: Rethinking Jewish-
Christian Relations in the Middle Ages,
(Princeton University Press), April 2007
- Philip Morgan: The Fall of Mussolini: Italians and the War, 1940-1945,
(Oxford University Press), April 2007
- Richard Croker: The Boomer Century 1946-2046: How America's Most Influential
Generation Changed Everything,
(Springboard Press), April 2007
- R. Emmett Tyrrell: The Clinton Crack-Up: The Boy President's Life After
the White House,
(Nelson Current), April 2007
- Stephen F. Hayes: Cheney: A Revealing Portrait of America's Most Powerful
Vice President, (HarperCollins Publishers), April 3, 2007
- Michael Stephenson: Patriot Battles: How the War of Independence Was Fought
(HarperCollins Publishers), April 3, 2007
- Saul Friedlander: Years of Extermination: Nazi Germany and the Jews,
1939-1945, Vol. 2, (HarperCollins Publishers), April 10, 2007
- Georgina Howell: Gertrude Bell: Queen of the Desert, Shaper of Nations
(Farrar, Straus and Giroux), April 17, 2007
- Lynne Olson: Troublesome Young Men: The Rebels Who Brought Churchill to
Power and Helped Save England, (Farrar, Straus and Giroux), April 17, 2007
- Robert Dallek: Nixon and Kissinger: Partners in Power,
(HarperCollins Publishers), April 24, 2007
- Orville Vernon Burton: The Age of Lincoln,
(Farrar, Straus and Giroux), June 2007
- Gabor Boritt (Editor): Slavery, Resistance, Freedom,
(Oxford University Press, USA), June 2007
- William C. Davis: Virginia at War 1862
(Editor) (University Press of Kentucky), June 2007