History in Public

As a historian of American culture and of the Civil War in particular, it has been hard to know how to feel about the events of the past year. On the one hand, the 2016 election, with its shocking (at least to me) and devastating effects, has resulted in an almost daily onslaught of destructive … Continue reading History in Public

(Un)Catalogued: Adventures in Historical Research

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 research … Continue reading (Un)Catalogued: Adventures in Historical Research