SOURCE: Chronicle of Higher Education
by James Kierstead
A classicist offers a rebuttal to a recent critique of the field, arguing that practitioners are justified in evaluating a "western civilization" but do so from a multitude of perspectives.
SOURCE: Washington Post
by Malinda Maynor Lowery
Senator Cotton’s remarks and his proposal to revise history obscure the violence, death and displacement that slavery caused in both Black and Indigenous communities.
SOURCE: The Way of Improvement Leads Home
by John Fea
An early Americanist reflects on the controversy stirred up by the Society for Historians of the Early American Republic's virtual plenary and its coverage in the mainstream media, and asks whether these are the battles historians should be fighting right now.
SOURCE: The Guardian
by Charlotte Lydia Riley
People have always reinterpreted and re-evaluated the past. Every time a statue comes down, we learn a little more.
SOURCE: Twin Cities Pioneer Press
by Jeff Kolnick
Revisionism is not something to be feared or rejected, nor is it something to be celebrated or revered. It is what historians do, and we do it all the time.
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