What We’re Reading: December 8, 2011

In the news this week, historians debate Newt Gingrich’s history background, an AHA member is announced as a future nominee for an Obama administration post, and a UC Davis historian receives criticism for stating the Armenian genocide took place. Finally, look back at the 70th anniversary of Pearl Harbor through archival records and oral histories.

Newt Gingrich and History


  • Obama Appoints AHA Member to Administration Post
    President Obama has announced a number of upcoming nominations for administration posts, including AHA member and MIT professor of American history Pauline Maier to the Board of Trustees of the James Madison Memorial Fellowship Foundation.
  • New Dispute Between Historian and Turkish American Group
    UC Davis historian Keith David Watenpaugh stands behind his recent statement that an Armenian genocide took place after World War I, despite criticism from Turkish-American groups.

Pearl Harbor

Contributors: Elisabeth Grant, Vernon Horn, Robert B. Townsend

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