Historians! If you are going to be at the OAH this week in Providence, drop me a line. Maybe we could do a get together or something. Not sure if.
James Loewen calls out the eminent historian of the Civil War, James McPherson, on the middle school U.S. history textbook emblazoned with his name for its coverage of Southern secession..
Andrew Burstein and Nancy Isenberg summarize the problems with journalists writing history: We have to fight mediocrity as well as plagiarism – the two are more closely related than you.