I’m having trouble finding the time to sit down with Zinn’s A People’s History of the United States to type up my notes into a coherent post. I’m two pages from completing the chapter on Vietnam (c-18, of 25 total in my copy), so great progress has been made. Anyway, until I can do that, please accept a little “light reading” to fill the time.
1 (of 3). History’s Babel
Robert Townsend’s analysis of the history discipline/profession, from 1880-1940, is now available for reading. University of Chicago Press is his publisher, and the book has just come out. Here’s an interview with the author at Inside Higher Ed. I liked this provocative question and answer:
Q: What does it mean to say that “[f]ollowing World War II, the historical enterprise was irrevocably broken”? What was the cause, and what were the results? Continue reading