Tracking Lincoln on Race and Slavery

This weekend I will be leading a teacher workshop at the Massachusetts Historical Society, which focuses on Abraham Lincoln’s evolving views on race and slavery. As part of my presentation […]

Public Speaking in 2017

Just a quick reminder that I am available as a public speaker for a wide range of events, including teacher workshops and guided tours. My calendar is quickly filling up […]

Teaching Reconstruction and “Racial Amnesia”

Earlier today a reader asked how he might utilize this video of Eric Foner exploring the topic of “racial amnesia” throughout American history with his students. What follows are just […]

Fake News Meets Fake History

I am happy to share with you my first piece to appear at Smithsonian.com on the influence of fake news stories on the 2016 presidential election and its implications for […]

Landscape and Memory in Vietnam

I trust that all of you had a Happy Thanksgiving with friends and family. My Thanksgiving included an invitation to join a team of educators and historians from the United […]

Teaching a Trump Presidential Victory

I would give my right arm to be in a history classroom today. Of course, that raises the question of what we as history educators should do to help our […]