Tag Archives: historiography

Is it still okay to venerate George Washington and Thomas Jefferson?

19 Aug

Historian David A. Bell offers some wise words on heroes and the past: Is it still okay to venerate George Washington and Thomas Jefferson? – The Washington Post

A Historian of Forgotten Resistance

17 Aug

For 18th-century Quaker dwarf abolitionist Benjamin Lay, resistance was a way of life. As a glove-maker, a common sailor, and a world traveler who lived in England and Barbados before finally settling in Pennsylvania, Lay was exposed to the injustices of slavery and decided to make a career of condemning its horrors, often in memorable and shocking ways.

Read the rest of Oliver Lee Bateman’s article on Benjamin Lay and Lay’s biographer, historian Markus Rediker, here at Pacific StandardA Historian of Forgotten Resistance – Pacific Standard

Historians Question Trump’s Comments on Confederate Monuments

16 Aug

How History Is Actually Erased

16 Aug

Preach it, Brother Chris!

The Pietist Schoolman

So much for the idea that Americans don’t care about their past. One of the hashtags trending today on Twitter complained about the dangers of #ErasingHistory:

Indeed. If you take down statues of Americans who betrayed their country in order to defend slavery, you’re stepping onto a slippery slope.

Look, there’s a serious conversation…

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Narratives, Evangelicals, Abortion, and Ourselves

8 Jul

As historian Allison Vander Broek reminds us at The Twelve, we need to pay attention to origin stories–especially our own. (I happen to be working on a local origin story …) Read her post here: Narratives, Evangelicals, Abortion, and Ourselves – THE TWELVE

Actually, Yes, It *Is* a Discovery If You Find Something in an Archive That No One Knew Was There

23 Jun

The researcher responsible for digging a report of Lincoln out of an archive responds to a recent Atlantic essay about her find.

Source: Actually, Yes, It *Is* a Discovery If You Find Something in an Archive That No One Knew Was There – The Atlantic

Where Historians Work: Q&A with Margaret Bendroth of the Congregational Library and Archives

23 Jun

It’s not enough to have an archive full of great stuff—“Library 2.0” as I’ve come to understand it, means making your material accessible and compelling to all kinds of different people. How do you convince the average person on the street that the past matters? Not in some golly-gee whiz isn’t this neat kind of way, but in clear and simple language.

At the Junto, Katy Lasdow interviews Margaret Bendroth, the Executive Director of the Congregational Library & Archives. (I just finished reading Bendroth’s The Last Puritans. It is well worth your time to read.)

Source: Where Historians Work: Q&A with Margaret Bendroth of the Congregational Library and Archives « The Junto

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