Historista

Examining the surprising, cool, and weird ways that people engage with history in everyday life
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Last week on Historista I urged my academic colleagues to call attention to the best historians writing today (or the most inspiring works, or however else they would like to categorize such matters), in response to James McPherson’s list of old white dudes in his New York Times interview. In response, Kevin Levin  pointed out that...
This girl is on fire.
Deliverance Creek, written by Melissa Carter. Produced by Nicholas Sparks. Lifetime, September 13, 2014 (Premiere). The best thing about the Lifetime original movie/”First Original Nicholas Sparks Television Event” may be its poster. A woman stands alone in a desolate landscape with stormy skies. Smoke billows up behind her. She is hunched over and looking...
John A. Clark Diaries, 1861-1868. Fray Angélico Chávez History Library, New Mexico History Museum, Santa Fe.
Beginning this week, I will be writing a regular column for JSTOR Daily, a new online magazine that “features topical essays that draw connections between current affairs, historical scholarship, and other content that’s housed on JSTOR.” In “(Un)Catalogued” (h/t to Paul Erickson for suggesting the title), I will be reporting on my adventures in historical...