Samuel Eliot Morison's 1950 Address Still Has Lessons About Subjectivity (Though Not All He Intended)
by Bruce Dearstyne
Addressing the AHA in 1950, Morison made a case that historians' authority depended on their detachment from the political controversies and cultural trends of their day; the advice can be valuable today if we also recognize Morison himself practiced it imperfectly.
Were the Founders a Bunch of Wealthy Oligarchs?
by Willard Sterne Randall
Charles Beard's progressive-era analysis of the founding portrayed the Founders as men of wealth pursuing their own interests; we know the reality was more complicated.
SOURCE: New York Times
NYT Magazine's Silverstein: 1619 Is Part of Long Battle over Telling the Nation's Story
by Jake Silverstein
The continuing debate over the 1619 project shows that what we call "history" is inseparable from the process of historiography, which has never been free of bitter conflict and disagreement.
Charles Beard was Actually a Hamiltonian
by Mac McCorkle
Getting right with "An Economic Interpretation of the Constitution" after one hundred years.
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