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

The Resistance Files: Protesting Trump from Auld Reekie

By David Silkenat Like many historians, Donald Trump’s election has caused me to fret over what, if anything, I can do to stop his destructive agenda and counter his profoundly un-American style of politics. Since November, I’ve lost a fair amount of sleep, spent more time on Twitter than promotes mental health, and not made … Continue reading The Resistance Files: Protesting Trump from Auld Reekie