The American Historical Association has joined a group of individual distinguished historians in signing an amicus brief in US v. Windsor, a case before the Supreme Court contesting the validity of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA). As is
In today’s What We’re Reading, we link to the firestorm at Emory regarding the three-fifths clause, a blog series focused on public history curriculum standards, a new Tumblr for reading lovers, and more.
In today’s What We’re Reading we feature an article on the culture of the (B)romance, tips on teaching Black History Month, a look at some of the very first reviews of Betty Friedan’s The Feminine Mystique, and much more…
Planning was in the works for over a year for the upcoming mega-conference at Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello, “Telling the History of Slavery: Scholarship, Museum Interpretation, and the Public,” but it may benefit from the more recent public controversies
President Obama’s second inaugural offers all Americans food for thought, but it has particular valences for historians. Like so many in this genre, it draws on the past to legitimize particular values, to highlight what has been accomplished (and what