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R.I.P. Eugene Genovese

As reported by The Historical Society, Eugene Genovese died. I look forward to reading the many reflections on the life and work of this brilliant historian and intellectual, who famously made the transition from Marxism to conservative Catholicism and, in the process, made a lot of enemies. I still consider Roll, Jordan, Roll one of the best works of American history ever written.

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  1. I think it would be great to have some sort of blog forum on Genovese. He’s truly one of the most significant U.S. historians of the twentieth century. But I would point out, Andrew, that Gene Genovese started making lots of enemies long before his move to the right!

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