Christopher McKnight Nichols is the AHA member in the “spotlight” this week at the AHA blog. You can read a great short interview with Chris at the site. As many of you know, Chris was on the 2013 S-USIH annual […]
The fifth annual S-USIH conference is this week in Irvine, California at the University of California campus. The highlights of the conference include a keynote address from UC-Berkeley intellectual historian David Hollinger entitled: “Christianity and Its American Fate: Where History […]
On October 11, 2013, the New York Historical Society will celebrate the centennial of the original Armory Show with an exhibition of more than ninety masterworks from the 1913 exhibition, including the European avant-garde, icons of American art, and earlier […]
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Last week I gave some brief thoughts on where I thought Black American history could go next. After reviewing the wonderful comments made on that post, I’m ready today to talk further about several topics Black American history could tackle next. Since writing that post, however, I’ve also been lucky enough to come across several books that, at the very least, add some potential sources of information for Black history after the Civil Rights Movement. Above all, however, thinking about the historiography of the last thirty years (which is nothing new for the participants at this blog) helps us to put many of its events in historical context.