SOURCE: The New Republic
Historians Rhae Lynn Barnes, Keri Leigh Merritt, and Yohuru Williams have edited a new collection of essays putting the pandemic in historical perspective, with contributors showing how the pandemic robbed us of both life and time.
by Paul M. Renfro
The Presidency of Donald J. Trump is an ambitious and compelling book, one that covers a great deal of territory, but sometimes is hindered by the ongoing tendency of its subject to focus on himself, says historian Paul Renfro.
SOURCE: Bloomberg CityLab
Trends upward for vaccination and downward for new infections mean that people are able to return to in-person museum visits. Are they ready to view exhibitions on the pandemic?
SOURCE: New York Times
“The challenge with President Trump is understanding the foundational elements of his presidency as deeply rooted in basic features of American history,” Julian Zelizer said, while also noting the places “where the presidency jumped the shark.”
by Nick Bryant
Nick Bryant began observing America as a 16 year old at the patriotic spectacle of the 1984 Olympics. His book traces the path from "Morning in America" to "American Carnage," fixing some blame but also seeking a way through.
Carole McGranahan, a professor of history and anthropology, says that social media need to be taken seriously as sources of insight into the actions of prominent and anonymous people alike, and need to be preserved as sources.
by Garrett Peck
The history of the 2000s is a story of human resilience in the face of crisis. We must find ways to respond to disruption with mutual care and creativity.
by James Carter
The chaos of Hong Kong's recent protests and the Coronavirus unsettled a historian's sense of the boundary between past and present. Perhaps we understand either only through the mirror of the other.
SOURCE: Society of U.S. Intellectual History
by Tim Lacy
A Decade in Review: Cultural Markers, Keywords, and Other (Totally Subjective) Noteworthy Things
by Olivia B. Waxman
Textbooks are not the go-to resource for learning about 9/11 in 2019.
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