Heather Cox Richardson
Heather Cox Richardson White House Interview with Joe Biden
Historian Heather Cox Richardson talks with President Joe Biden about his views on American democracy in the 21st century.
SOURCE: Heather Cox Richardson
Letters from an American: The Rising Appeal of Hungary on the US Right
by Heather Cox Richardson
Tucker Carlson's fawning visit to Viktor Orban's Hungary, at a time when the right is mobilizing to subvert future American elections, is an ominous signal of the growing contempt for democracy on the right.
SOURCE: Boston Globe
How Heather Cox Richardson Built a Sisterhood of Concerned Americans
Heather Cox Richardson's successful newsletter and growing grassroots media stardom reflects Americans' hunger for historical understanding but also, especially among her female readers, for a calm and compassionate style of analysis.
SOURCE: New York Times
Heather Cox Richardson Offers a Break From the Media Maelstrom. It’s Working
NYT media reporter Ben Smith looks at the phenomenon of Heather Cox Richardson's newsletters, which have become popular for their long view of the present moment and rejection of sensationalized outrage.
SOURCE: Washington Post
We Must Stop Calling Trump’s Enablers ‘Conservative.’ They are the Radical Right
The term "conservatism" conceals and normalizes the radical anti-democratic tenor of the current Republican Party, argues Post columnist Margaret Sullivan, drawing on scholars including historian Heather Cox Richardson.
Dr. Heather Cox Richardson: The 2020 Election and Beyond
Heather Cox Richardson joins host Keri Leigh Merritt to discuss the history behind the 2020 election, and more.
SOURCE: The Nation
The Oligarchs’ Revenge (Review)
by Manisha Sinha
Heather Cox Richardson's book makes an essential argument that the conceptual distinction between class and race in American history obscures the way that American elites have worked to create and defend oligarchy.
SOURCE: The New Republic
The Western Origins of the “Southern Strategy”
by Bruce Bartlett
The growing importance of racially conservative white Republicans in the western states after World War II helped present southern whites with a viable alternative to the Democratic Party.
SOURCE: Letters from an American
Has America Ever Been in Such a Crisis Before? Yes, Three Times
by Heather Cox Richardson
A lot of folks have been asking me lately if America has ever been in such a crisis before and, if so, what people in the past did to save democracy. The answer to the first question is yes, it has, three times.
SOURCE: The Atlantic
When Adding New States Helped the Republicans
by Heather Cox Richardson
Putting new stars on the U.S. flag has always been political. But D.C. statehood is a modest partisan ploy compared with the mass admission of underpopulated western territories—which boosts the GOP even 130 years later.
SOURCE: Raw Story
Heather Cox Richardson: Trump isn’t the first president to compare himself to Jesus — the last one who did ‘planned to lead his white supremacist supporters to victory’
According to historian Heather Cox Richardson, however, Trump isn't the first president to compare himself to Jesus, whom Christians believe was the son of God.
SOURCE: NY Times
For Stacey Abrams, a Date With History — or at Least the People Who Write It
Stacey Abrams, who narrowly lost the 2018 race for Georgia governor, visited the Library Company of Philadelphia for a conversation on voter suppression with historians Carol Anderson, Heather Ann Thompson, Heather Cox Richardson, and Kevin Kruse.
Heather Cox Richardson On The First Government Shutdown In U.S. History
The first government shutdown in history was in 1879, when former Confederate Democrats in Congress refused to fund the government unless protections for black voters went away.
SOURCE: BC Heights
Facebook’s Historian: Professor Heather Cox Richardson
“If you start to look at your history with clear eyes, you will be more likely to look at the world with clear eyes.”
Rightwing website is putting historians on its “Watchlist” for signs of apostasy
Heather Cox Richardson says finding her name on the list was a “punch in the gut.”
What I’m Reading: An interview with Historian Heather Cox Richardson
by Tiffany April Griffin
"I didn’t really choose history; it chose me. I’m from a small town, and grew up listening to people who made sense of the world through their stories about the past. History was very real to us, and very important for understanding the present."
SOURCE: Bloomberg News
Heather Cox Richardson: How Republicans Once Championed the Federal Income Tax
Heather Cox Richardson is a professor of history at Boston College and the president of the Historical Society. The opinions expressed are her ownThe government has the right to “demand” 99 percent of a man’s property when the nation needs it.That was the argument made by a Republican congressman in 1862 to introduce a novel idea: the federal income tax.The Civil War was then costing the Treasury $2 million a day. To pay for uniforms, guns, food, mules, wagons, bounties and burials, Congress had issued hundreds of millions of dollars of bonds and paper money. But Republicans had a horror of debt and the runaway inflation that paper currency usually caused.Taxes were the obvious answer. A conservative Republican newspaper declared: “There is not the slightest objection raised in any loyal quarter to as much taxation as may be necessary.”...
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