David Eisenbach, co-author of One Nation Under Sex: How the Private Lives of Presidents, First Ladies and Their Lovers Changed the Course of American History along with pR0n king Larry Flynt, has responded to my critique of his book, which was more a critique of the genre than of his book in particular. As some readers … Continue reading Sausage party, or wiener roast? Founding Fathers/Presidential Chic, again!
Via someplace I forget–it might have been the H-OIEAHC discussion group—History in the Classroom is really nice website featuring video interviews and panel discussions with several prominent U.S. historians and 1960s political activists given to K-12 teachers. For example, Robert P. Moses speaking about Civil Rights and his algebra project; Tom Hayden on the Port Huron Statement nearly … Continue reading Jesse Lemisch on "Founders Chic"–on video!
And why in the h-e-double-hockey sticks are we talking about George Washington? Again! (Like we haven’t done that enough for the past 250 years?) I subscribe to an ancient technology called a “listserv” on early American history. (You can read it in HTML digest form here.) It’s mostly totes boring, and only rarely does it … Continue reading Sausage party for the so-called "Founding Fathers"
It’s true! (Via the H-OIEAHC listserv.) And amazingly enough, it involves women’s history! Hold onto your hats, scholars of the Early Republic: the Virginia Historical Society will award $1,000 to the person who can explain this fascinating comment and perhaps identify the woman in question: On January 13, 1807, President Thomas Jefferson included a cryptic comment … Continue reading Dead presidents for a problem involving a dead president: a history mystery at the Virginia Historical Society