Why Political History is Really, Really Important

My AP America History students began yesterday’s class by considering the following list of assorted acts and agencies that appeared on my white board: Environmental Protection Agency Occupation Safety & Health Administration National Transportation & Safety Board Endangered Species Act Clean Air Act Aid to Families with Dependent Children Adjustment of Social Security to Inflation…

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A Few Minutes With David Blight

Many of you know that I am a huge fan of David Blight’s scholarship.  Race and Reunion was the book that set me off on my own research projects as well as in shaping the overall theme of this site.  Since reading it I’ve come to question parts of Blight’s thesis as a result of…

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