The myth of ‘white genocide’ (revised)

December 24, 2018 | Comments Off on The myth of ‘white genocide’ (revised)

In the wake of a week of violent, racialized shootings in the United States at the end of October 2018, much attention has been given to the spurious beliefs held by white nationalists and neo-Nazis like Robert Gregory Bowers, who opened fire in a synagogue in Pittsburgh, killing 11 people. The crux of these beliefs, […]

#Twitterstorians take on trolls: the case of Kevin Kruse and Dinesh D’Souza

December 24, 2018 | Comments Off on #Twitterstorians take on trolls: the case of Kevin Kruse and Dinesh D’Souza

#Twitterstorians take on trolls: the case of Kevin Kruse and Dinesh D’Souza   That the Internet can be a hive of disinformation and echo chambers is news to few, but the existence of Twitter has only exacerbated the issue. Whereas once one would have to write op-eds and Letters to the Editor in newspapers or […]

Digital history in “Voyages: The Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade Database”

December 22, 2018 | Comments Off on Digital history in “Voyages: The Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade Database”

The Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade was one of the most impacting aspects of the development of nations on either side of the Atlantic from its beginnings in the sixteenth century to its demise in the nineteenth. Not only did it produce untold amounts of material and economic wealth to those nations who dealt in its commerce, […]

Review of “What’s the Deal? Jefferson, Napoleon, and the Louisiana Purchase”

December 21, 2018 | Comments Off on Review of “What’s the Deal? Jefferson, Napoleon, and the Louisiana Purchase”

The Louisiana Purchase is often sidelined in favor of the Lewis and Clark Expedition, itself the context for the latter, but Rhoda Blumberg’s What’s the Deal? Jefferson, Napoleon, and the Louisiana puts the infamous deal in the spotlight. Aimed at young adult readers, What’s the Deal? simplifies the historical context, main players, and political intrigue […]

Engaging with public history on Boston’s Freedom Trail

December 20, 2018 | Comments Off on Engaging with public history on Boston’s Freedom Trail

My obsession with history started in elementary school, but my obsession with visiting historical sites and places began with our seventh grade spring trip to Boston. I had been to Boston many times, having lived in Haverhill, a depressed former mill town an hour north of the city. I had never, however, wandered its streets […]

A short history of the ‘white genocide’ conspiracy – Julian

December 12, 2018 | Comments Off on A short history of the ‘white genocide’ conspiracy – Julian

The myth of ‘white genocide’ In the wake of a week of violent, racialized shootings in the United States at the end of October 2018, much attention has been given to the spurious beliefs held by white nationalists and neo-Nazis like Robert Gregory Bowers, who opened fire in a synagogue in Pittsburgh, killing 11 people. […]

Spam prevention powered by Akismet

Skip to toolbar