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March 17, 2008



CAMPAIGN 2008 WATCH:

PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN 2008 WATCH:

  • Primary Season Election Results - NYT
  • Democratic race might break pattern of racial history The presence of a major black candidate makes race a natural factor in the Democratic contest - Miami Herald, 3-15-08
  • David Kennedy on"Valley donors' dream: Clinton, Obama share ticket":"There is some logic to it. The person is a perceived vote getter," said Kennedy, a Pulitzer Prize-winning Stanford historian and professor. But even this presidential historian is a bit conflicted over the 2008 Democratic contest. Kennedy himself has given money to both Clinton and Obama, and voted for the latter."I prefer him, but I would enthusiastically vote for her if she wins the nomination," he said While Kennedy understands"the great electoral appeal" of having two candidates share the ticket who can win millions of votes and raise hundreds of millions of dollars, he wonders what kind of governing coalition they would make."It seems to me Hillary Clinton would be temperamentally very uncomfortable as No. 2 when for so long she's been aiming for the presidency," he said."And I think anyone would be uncomfortable of being her vice president because with Bill around you'd be No. 3 or maybe even No. 4 or 5." - San Jose Mercury News, 3-16-08
BIGGEST STORIES: Women's History Month

BIGGEST STORIES: Women's History Month

HNN STATS THIS WEEK:

HNN STATS THIS WEEK:

THIS WEEK IN HISTORY:

    THIS WEEK IN HISTORY:

  • 17/03/1762 - The first St. Patrick's Day parade was held in New York City.
  • 17/03/1776 - British forces evacuated Boston during the Revolutionary War.
  • 17/03/1870 - Wellesley Female Seminary (later Wellesley College) received its charter from the Massachusetts legislature.
  • 17/03/1942 - Gen. Douglas MacArthur became supreme commander of Allied forces in the southwest Pacific theater during World War II.
  • 17/03/1969 - Golda Meir was sworn in as prime minister of Israel.
  • 17/03/2003 - President Bush delivered an ultimatum to Saddam Hussein: leave Iraq within 48 hours or face an attack.
  • 18/03/1584 - Russian czar Ivan IV, or Ivan"The Terrible," died at age 53.
  • 18/03/1766 - After months of American protests, Britain repealed the Stamp Act.
  • 18/03/1925 - The most violent single tornado in U.S. history, the"Tri-State Tornado," hit Missouri, Indiana, and Illinois, killing 689 people and injuring 13,000 others.
  • 18/03/1963 - The Supreme Court held in Gideon v. Wainwright that public defenders must be provided for indigent defendants in felony cases.
  • 18/03/1965 - Soviet cosmonaut Aleksei Leonov made the first spacewalk.
  • 18/03/1990 - The biggest art theft in U.S. history occurs at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston. The works, including pieces by Vermeer and Rembrandt, were never recovered.
  • 03-19-1853 - During the Taiping Rebellion in China, the rebels captured Nanking and renamed it T'en-ching (Heavenly Capital).
  • 03-19-1920 - The United States Senate voted down signing the Treaty of Versailles for the second time.
  • 03-19-2003 - Operation Iraqi Freedom is launched with air strikes on Baghdad, the beginning of the war with Iraq (March 20 in Iraq).
  • 03-20-1602 - The Dutch East India Company was established. During its 196-year history, it became one of the world's most powerful companies.
  • 03-20-1852 - Harriet Beecher Stowe's"Uncle Tom's Cabin" was published.
  • 03-20-2003 - Ground troops entered Iraq and a second round of air strikes against Baghdad was launched.
  • 03-21-1556 - The Archbishop of Canterbury, Thomas Cranmer, was burned at the stake as a heretic.
  • 03-21-1804 - The French civil code, the Code Napoleon, was officially put forth.
  • 03-21-1963 - Alcatraz Prison in San Francisco Bay, a harsh maximum security jail which once housed gangster Al Capone, closed.
  • 03-21-1965 - Martin Luther King, Jr., led the start of a civil rights march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama.
  • 03-22-1765 - The Stamp Act was enacted on the American colonies by Britain.
  • 03-22-1820 - U.S. naval hero Stephen Decatur was killed in a duel with dishonored former Chesapeake captain James Barron.
  • 03-22-1895 - Auguste and Louis Lumiere first demonstrated motion pictures using celluloid film in Paris.
  • 03-22-1972 - Congress approved the Equal Rights Amendment and sent it to be ratified by the states. The amendment would fail to get the required 38 states to ratify it.
  • 03-23-1775 - Patrick Henry declared"Give me liberty, or give me death."
  • 03-23-1806 - Lewis and Clark began their return journey east.
  • 03-23-1983 - U.S. President Ronald Reagan proposed a space-based missile defense system called the Strategic Defense Initiative or"Star Wars."
  • 03-24-1603 - Queen Elizabeth I died at age 69 after ruling England for more than 40 years.
  • 03-24-1934 - The Philippine Islands in the South Pacific were granted independence by President Franklin D. Roosevelt after nearly 50 years of American control.
  • 03-24-1999 - NATO begins launching air strikes in an attempt to force Serbia to cease hostilities against ethnic Albanians in Kosovo.
  • 03-25-1634 - Maryland was founded by settlers sent by the late Lord Baltimore.
  • 03-25-1894 - Jacob Sechler Coxey and his"army" of unemployed men began their march from Ohio to Washington, DC.
  • 03-25-1911 - A fire at the Triangle Shirtwaist Co. in New York City killed 145 workers.
  • 03-25-1931 - The Scottsboro boys were arrested in Alabama.
  • 03-25-1965 - The 25,000-person Alabama Freedom March to protest the denial of voting rights to blacks, led by Martin Luther King Jr., ended its journey from Selma on the steps of the State Capitol in Montgomery, Ala.
IN THE NEWS:

IN THE NEWS:

REVIEWED AND FIRST CHAPTERS:

REVIEWED AND FIRST CHAPTERS:

  • Gordon S. Wood: A sage historian laments the"present-mindedness" of many of his colleagues THE PURPOSE OF THE PAST Reflections on the Uses of History - WaPo, 3-16-08
  • Daniel Lord Smail: I Feel Good ON DEEP HISTORY AND THE BRAIN - NYT, 3-16-08
  • Eric Alterman: What's Left WHY WE'RE LIBERALS A Political Handbook for Post-Bush America - NYT, 3-16-08
  • Gabriela Arredondo: New book spotlights the experiences of Mexicans in Chicago - UC Santa Cruz, CA, 3-17-08
OP-EDs:

OP-EDs:

BLOGS:

BLOGS:

PROFILED:

PROFILED:

INTERVIEWS:

INTERVIEWS:

FEATURES:

FEATURES:

QUOTED:

QUOTED:

  • Bruce Cumings on"North Korea would be tough to invade Speaker stresses peaceful negotiation":"It would make [the occupation of] Iraq look like a picnic."..."We stalemated in Korea, lost in Vietnam and are not winning in Iraq," Cumings said. Because of this U.S. military history, Cumings said"we need to rethink" how to deal with major military powers." - LSU The Daily Reveille, 3-12-08
  • Dominick Lizzi: Historian who wrote book about impeached NYS governor reacts to Spitzer scandal - http://capitalnews9.com, 3-11-08
  • John Sharp: Historian says organ not always welcome among Mennonites - http://www.hesston.edu, 3-10-08
HONORED / AWARDED / APPOINTED:

HONORED, AWARDED, APPOINTED:

  • Daniel Walker Howe: Historian to Receive New-York Historical Society $50,000 Prize and Title of American Historian Laureate - Press Release, 3-11-08
  • British art historian elected grand master of Knights of Malta Source: AP (3-11-08)
  • H-Net celebrates (quietly) 15th anniversary - Wendy Plotkin at H-Net, 2-25-08
WEB SITES:

EXHIBITS:

  • Exhibition Review John Milton at 400 A Giant's Roaring, Faintly Echoed, New York Public Library - NYT, 3-15-08
SPOTTED:

SPOTTED:

CALENDAR:

CALENDAR:

  • March 18, 2008: Eric Goldstein, editor of the American Jewish History journal and associate professor of history and Jewish studies at Emory University, will speak March 18 at the University of Louisville. Goldstein's talk is entitled"Negotiating the Color Line: Southern Jews, Whiteness and the Rise of Jim Crow." It will begin at 7:30 p.m. in the auditorium of the Ekstrom Library on Belknap Campus. - Louisville Courier-Journal, KY, 3-8-08
  • March 19, 2008: Roy Foster, Carroll Professor of Irish History at the University of Oxford, will deliver a lecture on"The Strange Death of Romantic Ireland" at 4 p.m. Wednesday, March 19, in the Niles Gallery of the University of Kentucky Fine Arts Library. - UK News, KY, 3-7-08
  • May-September 2008: Elizabeth Brand Monroe, Deborah A. Lee, Lectures Showcase Leesburg's History for 250th Anniversary - WaPo, 1-18-08
  • David Zabecki: Hooks up with Stephen Ambrose Tours / Zabecki will lead the 14-day tour to visit historic World War II sites in Gdansk, Krakow, Warsaw and Berlin from May 16-30, 2008.- Press Release--Stephen Ambrose Tours, 1-10-08
ON TV:

    ON TV: History Listings This Week

  • PBS: American Experience:"Minik, the Lost Eskimo," Monday, March 31 @ 8pm ET
  • History Channel:"The Dark Ages," Tuesday, March 18, @ 2pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"Alaska: Dangerous Territory," Wednesday, March 19, @ 2pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"Organized Crime: A World History :Colombia," Wednesday, March 19, @ 4pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"Man, Moment, Machine :Hunting Bonnie & Clyde," Wednesday, March 19, @ 5pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"UFO Files : Alien Engineering," Thursday, March 20, @ 2pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"Cities Of The Underworld :Viking Underground," Thursday, March 20, @ 10pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"The Exodus Decoded," Friday, March 21, @ 2pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"The Bible Code: Predicting Armageddon," Friday, March 21, @ 4pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"Bible Code II: Apocalypse and Beyond :Bible Code II: Apocalypse and Beyond" Friday, March 21, @ 5pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"Battle 360 :Bloody Santa Cruz" Friday, March 21, @ 10pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"Journey to 10,000 BC," Saturday, March 22, @ 5pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"Quest for the Lost Ark," Saturday, March 22, @ 8pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"The Protestant Reformation," Saturday, March 22, @ 10pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"Biblical Disasters," Sunday, March 23, @ 3pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"Banned from The Bible II," Sunday, March 23, @ 5pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"Crucifixion," Sunday, March 23, @ 8pm ET/PT
  • C-Span2, BookTV: History Charlatan: America's Most Dangerous Huckster, the Man Who Pursued Him, and the Age of Flimflam Author: Pope Brock - Saturday, March 22 @ 12:00pm ET - C-Span2, BookTV
  • C-Span2, BookTV: After Words: Carl Cannon co-author of"Reagan's Disciple: George W. Bush's Troubled Quest for a Presidential Legacy" interviewed by Bob Schieffer, chief Washington correspondent for CBS News - Saturday, March 22 @ 10:00pm ET - C-Span2, BookTV
  • C-Span2, BookTV: Politics Saviors or Sellouts: The Promise and Peril of Black Conservatism, from Booker T. Washington to Condoleezza Rice Author: Christopher Alan Bracey - Saturday, March 22 @ 11:00pm ET - C-Span2, BookTV
SELLING BIG (NYT):

SELLING BIG (NYT):

  • Jonah Goldberg: LIBERAL FASCISM #3 -- 9 weeks on list - 3-23-08
  • Jacob Weisberg: THE BUSH TRAGEDY #13 -- 1 week on list - 3-23-08
  • Drew Gilpin Faust: THIS REPUBLIC OF SUFFERING #34 - 3-23-08
FUTURE RELEASES:

FUTURE RELEASES:

  • Susan Nagel: Marie-Therese, Child of Terror: The Fate of Marie Antoinette's Daughter, March 18, 2008
  • Matthew Parker: Panama Fever: The Epic History of One of the Greatest Engineering Triumphs of All Time: The Building of the Panama Canal, March 18, 2008
  • James Holland: Italy's Sorrow: A Year of War: 1944--1945, March 18, 2008
  • Russ Hoyle: Going to War: How Misinformation, Disinformation and Arrogance Led America into the Iraqi Quagmire, March 18, 2008
  • James Donovan: A Terrible Glory: Custer and the Little Bighorn - the Last Great Battle of the American West (REV), March 24, 2008.
  • Gilbert King: The Execution of Willie Francis, March 31, 2008
  • Charles Lane: The Day Freedom Died: The Colfax Massacre, the Supreme Court, and the Betrayal of Reconstruction, April 1, 2008
  • Philip Bobbitt: Terror and Consent: The Wars for the Twenty-First Century, April 1, 2008
  • Louis P. Masur: The Soiling of Old Glory: The Story of a Photograph That Shocked America, April 1, 2008
  • Cokie Roberts: Ladies of Liberty: The Women Who Shaped Our Nation, April 8, 2007
  • Tony Judt: Reappraisals: Reflections on the Forgotten Twentieth Century, April 17, 2008
  • Ted Sorensen: Counselor: A Life at the Edge of History, May 6, 2008
  • Scott McClellan: What Happened, May 12, 2008
  • William F. Buckley, Jr.: Flying High: Remembering Barry Goldwater, May 12, 2008
  • John Lukacs: Blood, Toil, Tears, and Sweat: The Dire Warning: Churchill's First Speech as Prime Minister, May 12, 2008
  • Peter Clarke: The Last Thousand Days of the British Empire: Churchill, Roosevelt, and the Birth of the Pax Americana, May 13, 2008
  • Thurston Clarke: Last Campaign, May 27, 2008
  • John S. Eisenhower: Zachary Taylor: The 12th President, 1849-1850, May 27, 2008
  • Paul Finkelman (Editor): Congress and the Emergence of Sectionalism: From the Missouri Compromise to the Age of Jackson, May 28, 2008
  • Shane O'Sullivan: Who Killed Bobby?, June 3, 2008
  • Gil Troy: Leading from the Center, June 9, 2008
DEPARTED:

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