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Monroeville - what's in a name? Harper Lee's MAYCOMB

I recall a wonderful ‘facility’ called Book Drum when reading this article


Because – like literature – history is about telling tales from perspectives coloured by the teller’s personal experiences. 133 more words


Race, Riot, and Rebellion: A Bibliography

This morning on the other side of the Atlantic, I woke up early in preparation for a seminar on William Otter, whose History of My Own Times… 1,041 more words

American Revolution

'Back in the Nineties, I was in a very famous libel case...' - the Dissertation post!

HistoryJack is what else but a student of History. Following several consultations with members of the Faculty of the Department of History at the University of York and many months of deliberation, I decided yesterday on a definitive topic for my undergraduate Dissertation. 854 more words


Teaching the Historiographical Intervention

Last year, my university shifted its policy on assignments, meaning that faculty members suddenly got the option to change extant assignments, make new ones, and alter the weighting of any of them. 2,010 more words


History as Context

What do you do for a living? I teach history is my standard answer, and I often cringe waiting to be told either that the person hates history or asked if I saw a particular episode on the History Channel. 1,247 more words


You Say You Want a Revolution

At the risk of overkill, I have thoughts about the “So Sudden an Alteration” conference hosted by the Massachusetts Historical Society, which I attended along with a number of my Junto colleagues.  1,190 more words

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The "Suddenness" of the "Alteration": Some Afterthoughts on #RevReborn2

As most, if not all, of our readers are aware, this past weekend was the “So Sudden an Alteration” conference hosted by the Massachusetts Historical Society in commemoration of the 250th anniversary of the Stamp Act.[1] It was the second of three conferences dedicated to rebirthing Revolution studies, hence, the hashtag… 1,084 more words

American Revolution