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Historians to the Rescue!

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On April 12, 2019
Leave it to historians to solve problems! It was still early on March 30 when historian Amy Kohout began scrolling through her Instagram feed. An image caught her eye: an ad by Nike promoting its new line of Trail Running gear, which launched this month. It had a throwback feel: a vivid image of a […]

Alfred Crosby, RIP

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On March 16, 2018

There aren’t a lot of historians who deserve what some might see as hyperbolic language. By and large, most of us just build on each other, slightly shift a literature, and contribute to the bro

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This is the grave of Michael Green and the future grave of Theda Perdue. Pioneering historians of Native America, both Green and Perdue have had impressive careers. Green finished his PhD from Iowa in 1973 before teaching at West Texas State, Monmouth, Iowa, Dartmouth, and Oklahoma before landing his last job at the University of […]
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Above: Free Angela Davis poster, Havana, 1971 I start each and every day by reading a couple of chapters of a history (or related) book. I do this primarily to keep up on the literature, making it possible for me to know what I’m talking about when I write my own work. Of course, I’m […]

James Green, RIP

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On June 25, 2016

James Green, preeminent labor historian, has died. His books reached far beyond the academy to transform popular understanding of the United States’ most dramatic labor incidents. Probably his m

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