What We’re Reading: November 13, 2008 Edition

Newseum newspaper front pages November 5, 2008This past week we’ve taken a look at articles and resources related to Barack Obama’s historic presidential win; see the Newseum’s newspaper archive, a collection of election maps, and a look back at religion and campaigning. Then, read about librarians’ efforts to build a better search engine, PhDinHistory’s take on a number of recent professional issues, a summer institute from the NHC, lost photos from Hiroshima, financial teaching materials, and the latest Omeka release.

Election Related

  • Front Page Archive: Wednesday, November 5, 2008
    The Newseum archives newspaper front pages for major events. Check out their collection from Wednesday, November 5, 2008, the day after Obama won the election. Also see the Boston Globe’s Big Picture blog of photographs from the Obama campaign.
  • 2008 Election Maps
    Jason Kottke, of kottke.org, has compiled screenshots of a variety of maps from the 2008 election.
  • Religion in  the Presidential Campaign
    The candidates’ faiths were scrutinized in this year’s election, just like they were one hundred years ago. The TimesTraveler blog has posted Theodore Roosevelt’s reaction to some voters’ criticism of Taft’s Unitarian beliefs: “To discriminate against a thoroughly upright citizen because he belongs to some particular Church… is an outrage against the liberty of conscience which is one of the foundations of American life.”

What Else We’re Reading

Contributors: David Darlington, Elisabeth Grant, and Robert Townsend

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