SOURCE: Inside Higher Ed
by Steven Mintz
The success of the new "Myth America" collection shows a public appetite for confronting historical myths, but historians have to offer the public more than debunking.
SOURCE: Age of Revolutions
by Benjamin L. Carp
Contemporary New York elites downplayed the possibility that rebellious colonists set the Great Fire of New York in 1776; the same people were responsible for the modern myth of Santa Clause. The connections between the two are surprising.