Perspectives on History is pleased to continue its online summer issue with a review of a recent panel on the Nixon legacy in Washington, DC, by George Derek Musgrove, an associate professor of history at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, and author
Today’s What We’re Reading features a new International African American Museum, how coffee fueled the Civil War, serendipity and the historian, and much more!
The following piece is an excerpt taken from a summer 2014 Perspectives on History article of the same title, written by Elaine Carey, Sara Haviland, Eric Platt, Sarah Shurts, and Emily Tai.
Guided by the conviction that history and historical thinking can help illuminate just about any contemporary discussion, Perspectives on History has, for three years running, invited historians to comment on significant Supreme Court decisions.
In the middle of the 19th century, European scholars believed that “The Buddha was born in history, not in myth.