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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.

  • Raleigh Trevelyan, Chronicler of a Notable Family, Dies at 91

    His best-known work, “Sir Walter Raleigh” (2004), argued for the elevation of his ancestor to the upper reaches of the pantheon of British greats, along with contemporaries like William Shakespeare and Elizabeth I, based on his achievements as an explorer, courtier, poet, American colonizer and early purveyor of tobacco to England and potatoes to Ireland.

  • Middle East Studies Association Fights a Rising Tide of Critics

    Nathan J. Brown, a professor of political science and international affairs at George Washington University who will be completing a two-year term as Mesa’s president, argued this week in an email that the planned panel discussion was "about the Salaita case, not about Israel."

  • AHA backs California's LGBT History law

    "Giving students access to primary sources that reflect the range of human experience within an inquiry-based instructional model encourages students to engage fully with the world they live in."

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