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Historians in the News

This page features brief excerpts of stories published by the mainstream media and, less frequently, blogs, alternative media, and even obviously biased sources. The excerpts are taken directly from the websites cited in each source note. Quotation marks are not used.

  • How to Get Your Op Ed Published

    by Jonathan Zimmerman

    A well-known professor, Jonathan Zimmerman is celebrated for writing more op eds than probably any other living historian. We wanted to know what the secret of his success is.

  • What Economists Are Saying Now About Slavery

    by Jonathan Pritchett and Charles Calomiris

    Jonathan Pritchett and Charles Calomiris presented a paper about the economics of slavery at the annual meeting of the Organization of American Historians.

  • A Horrific Case of Murder that Reinforces Gay Stereotypes

    by Lauren Gutterman

    Jeannance Freeman was convicted of murdering the two children of her lesbian lover. In this interview Ms. Gutterman breaks the taboo of gay historians who have shied away from stories that tend to reinforce stereotypes about gays.

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