An America Forged in the Crucible of Trump: A Q&A with Historian Kevin Kruse
Historian Kevin Kruse discusses the lessons Americans should learn (and those they will learn) from 2020.
How 2020 Will Go Down in the History Books, According to Historians
All this happened since January 1. The year isn't over yet.
SOURCE: The Atlantic
The Year We Lost
Historians consider whether the disruptions and cancellations of 2020 are a singular conjuncture of bad news or if the year has just highlighted normal patterns of life – deferral of dreams, economic privation, and uncertainty – that the less-privileged have always lived with.
SOURCE: Perspectives on History
One For The History Books: The Historical Discipline Will Prevail Over Current Challenges
by Jacqueline Jones
Historians, their departments, and their institutions will have to respond creatively to the challenges posed by COVID, but perhaps the profession and the place of history in American culture can emerge stronger than ever.
SOURCE: 3AW (Australia)
Worst Year Ever? Historian Says 2020 Doesn’t Even Make The Top Five
Arizona State historian Catherine O'Donnell tells an Australian interviewer that 2020 may be bad, but humanity has seen worse years. Listen for a little perspective?
SOURCE: Wisconsin Public Radio
Where Are We On The Roller Coaster Of History?
Historian Jeremi Suri suggests that the Trump administration has roused social movements that can revive American democracy.
SOURCE: Boston Globe
2020 is One of the Top 5 Contenders for Craziest Year in American History
If anyone needed confirmation, a panel of historians agrees that this year is... special. No one even has the bandwidth to discuss Murder Hornets anymore.
SOURCE: The Hill
Biden Needs a History-Making Women's Agenda in Response to COVID
The 2018 midterms and 2020 primaries showed just how critical the turnout of women—Democrat, independent and moderate Republican will be this November.
Bernie Offered Us the Future. Why did He Fail—and What did We Forfeit?
by Moshik Temkin
Because his support is so concentrated among the young, and because the problems he vowed to fight will only get worse whether Trump or Biden wins, this movement is only likely to grow, and its next leaders might eventually succeed where he failed.
Updated 4/15: Bernie Sanders Ends 2020 Campaign, Historians Respond
by HNN Staff
Online discussion of Sanders's decision to end his campaign and endorse Joe Biden, and what's next for the Democrats.
National Museum of American History Marks 2020 as “Year of the Woman”
Celebrates 100th Anniversary of Women’s Suffrage With Exhibitions
Trump's Official Withdrawal from the Paris Climate Agreement Mirrors George W. Bush's Exit from Kyoto Protocol
by Mark Detlor
The United States has a long history of being hesitent to match other western nation's commitment to the climate.
SOURCE: Central News Network
September 12, 2019
The history lesson 2020 Democrats can't afford to ignore
by Thomas Balcerski
By studying the campaign messaging and strategies from prior presidential elections, the Democrats can help to clarify what has worked well and what has failed miserably in the past
SOURCE: Washington Post
Joe Biden isn’t the only Democrat who has blamed black America for its problems
by Marcia Chatelain
Well-meaning liberals have long failed to recognize their own role in systems of oppression.
What the 2020 Democrats Can Learn From One of the Most Crowded Primary Fields in History
by Olivia B. Waxman
Read the parallels between the 1976 and 2020 elections.
SOURCE: NY Times
2020 Will See a Monumental Clash Over America’s Place in the World
by Stephen Wertheim
Is it time for the U.S. to confront other great powers — or to retreat?
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