November 09, 2006
By Elisabeth Grant
Bruce Craig, Director of the National Coalition for History, forecasts the effects of a Democrat controlled House of Representatives on history and archives in his most recent NCH Washington Update. In tabulating the losses and gains among those who promote the humanities and the history profession, Craig notes the loss of Jim Leach (R-IA) “a staunch advocate for funding for the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC).” However, Craig says historians and advocates of the “Teaching American History” initiative can be pleased at the reelection of Senator Robert C. Byrd (D-WV).
In addition to hosting Bruce Craig’s weekly columns, the History News Network also offers a number of interesting articles that place the midterm elections in historical context at http://hnn.us/articles/31423.html.