What We’re Reading: July 2, 2009 Edition

What Barack Obama can Learn from FDRWe start off this week with links to two reviews. The first looks at the play “Arcadia,” while the second analyzes the book The Tragedy of American Diplomacy. Then, we point to a series of articles on FDR in a recent issue of TIME magazine.  A number of links this week address history online: take a new look at e-mail lists, read an update on Zotero, learn about iTunes U, get advice on creating digital content, and see photos of Africa from 1860-1960. In recognition of the July 4th holiday this weekend, we bring you two related links. And finally, we wrap up with articles on a new era of historians, Monticello, and Michael Jackson.

History Online

July 4th

  • Declaration of Independence
    For those not able to make it to the National Archives in Washington this 4th of July, peruse the original Declaration of Independence online and celebrate the day.
  • LIFE: 4th of July
    Explore pictures of 4th of July celebrations through the years in LIFE, the magazine that continues to capture American culture through a photographic lens.

What Else We’re Reading

Contributors: Elisabeth Grant, Vernon Horn, Jessica Pritchard, Pillarisetti Sudhir, and Robert B. Townsend

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