#stanfordsausagefest:-“a-return-to-historical-past’s-darkish-age-as-a-gents’s-safety-society?”-a-response-from-the-coordinating-council-of-ladies-historians

#StanfordSausageFest: “A return to historical past’s darkish age as a gents’s safety society?” A response from the Coordinating Council of Ladies Historians

Sausage fest! I’ve been asked by the authors of this statement by the Coordinating Council for Women Historians at the American Historical Association to republish their response to the #StanfordSausageFest published yesterday at History News Network.  The authors link the specter of a return to “history’s dark age as a gentlemen’s protection society” to recent consciousness-raising…

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Esther, encore, and farewell to the usA.

Yale University Press. 2016 Friends, I know it’s been a quiet month on the blog.  What can I say?  The news moves at the speed of light these days, and it’s difficult for me sometimes to conceptualize anything to add to the frantic online conversations.  I wrote up a short article, “The Captivity of Otto…

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Know anyone at Evergreen Sigh? I basically dangle some ideas, however dangle to know further.

WANTED: MORE INFORMATION! Did anyone else see this article from the Wall Street Journal last night: “The Campus Mob Came for Me, and You, Professor, Could Be Next?”  Some flava: Racially charged, anarchic protests have engulfed Evergreen State College, a small, public liberal-arts institution where I have taught since 2003. In a widely disseminated video…

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Historic earlier will repay your worship. You don’t can luxuriate in to be a jerk.

Margaret Chase Smith (1897-1973), Republican U.S. Senator from Maine from 1949 until her death and the subject of numerous biographies. Peggy Noonan’s column in the Wall Street Journal this weekend, “Why History Will Repay Your Love” (sorry–paywalled!) is an extended advertisement for David McCullough’s latest book, and only secondarily an advertisement for McCullough’s totally original observations…