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Violence and Native American and Indigenous Studies (NAIS)

This blog continues the examination of the American Historical Review (AHR) Exchange on the topic of historians and Native American and Indigenous Studies. The exchange began due to the coincidence of AHR receiving two related books: Our Beloved Kin: A New History of King Philip’s War by Lisa Brooks Memory Lands: King Philip’s War and […]

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Native American and Indigenous Studies: Another Culture Wars Episode

Earlier this year I became a member of the American Historical Association. I did so at the urging of a reader of my blog who is a member. After expressing some reluctance, I was finally persuaded to join. As part of the membership, I subsequently received The American Historical Review, the rather hefty journal of […]

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1827 Freedom Bicentennial Commission Covid-19 Casualty… This Year

Without the Covid-19 pandemic, there would have been an 1827 Freedom Bicentennial Commission passed this legislative session. The bill would have been passed by both the Senate and the Assembly. It would then have been sent to the Governor for signature. Between the summer and December, it would have remained on the Governor’s desk. At […]

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Community and Museums: An American Alliance of Museums Conversation

As part of the annual conference of the American Alliance of Museums (AAM), it held a conversation on June 3 with Dr. Johnnetta B. Cole, president of Spelman College, Lonnie G. Bunch III, Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution, and Lori Fogarty, Director and CEO of the Oakland Museum of California. The discussion may be viewed […]

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Schuyler Owned People: Should Schuylerville Change Its Name?

“Reconsidering the Past, One Statue at a Time,’ was the front-page above-the-fold headline in The New York Times on June 17, 2020 (print). The article begins by noting the “boiling anger” that exploded after the murder of George Floyd. It has gone national. In religious terms, we are witnessing the attempt to purify America by […]

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State History Advocacy: A Report from the Frontlines

The legislative sessions this year have been far from normal to say the least. Some actions were undertaken earlier this year before the lockdowns occurred. While much is now on hold, it is useful to catch up on what was done or planned. My main advocacy blog was posted May 3, 2020:  History Advocacy Advisory […]

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History Education and the Organization of American Historians Conference

This blog is a continuation of a report on the cancelled conference of the Organization of American Historians. For the first post go to The Organization of American Historians (OAH) Conference: What Would Have Been Presented? and the second post Organization of American Historians Conference: II. The first two post focused on the Plains Indians. […]

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National Nurses Day, May 6, 2020

Slightly belated kudos to nurses in history and to the nurses during the current unfolding history. They once again are on the front lines and now on the homefront in ways they never imagined and with no end in sight. Below is a guest blog about nurses. Nurses deserve a statue in Central Park George […]

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