What We’re Reading: January 29, 2009 Edition

The Texas Slavery ProjectLast week’s “What We’re Reading” compiled an number of articles and posts on the inauguration of President Barack Obama, and he’s wasted no time since taking the oath of office (twice). Read about his revoking of Executive Order 13233, new transparency policies, and take another look at his inauguration address. Then, we link to quite a range of digital history related items, including a recent conference at the Smithsonian, more on Google Books, engaging students in new ways, and web sites covering a number of historical topics. Finally, catch up with some past AHA staff and contributors.

Past AHA Staff and Contributors

  • Progressive Historians Under New Management
    The AHA’s first webmaster, Andrew McMichael, now an associate professor at Western Kentucky University, will be taking over as "new management" of the Progressive Historians blog.
  • Policed Academy
    Another AHA alum, John Summers, who is the former contributing editor of Perspectives’ column on Graduate Student Issues, just published a collection of his articles. Summers is now a lecturer at Columbia University and a visiting scholar at Boston College’s Boisi Center for Religion and American Public Life. The reviewer at bookforum.com assures us that his new book contains the same "elegant pugnacity" that he brought to Perspectives.

Contributors: Elisabeth Grant, Jessica Pritchard, and Robert B. Townsend

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