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public history



  • The 1619 Project and Bringing History to the People

    by Anne C. Bailey

    From my time as an undergraduate till my present position as a Professor of History at SUNY Binghamton, I have been frustrated that history seemed to belong to the few – the few who had made it their life’s work in the halls of academia, some of whom, as I was to learn, spoke more to each other than to the general public. 



  • Against Reconciliation

    by Adam Serwer

    The gravest danger to American democracy isn’t an excess of vitriol—it’s the false promise of civility.



  • Hungary’s Orban hopes a rabbi can save his country’s controversial new Holocaust museum

    Initially, a Hungarian official spoke of a museum that would highlight the "story of love between Hungarian Jews and non-Jews. A love that has survived everything. As a result of which there is still a large Hungarian Jewish community living in this country." The premise was decried as Holocaust revisionism by historians and museum professionals worldwide.


  • Jimmy Carter, Public Historian

    by Evan A. Kutzler

    The work that the Carters do at the local level meets the National Council on Public History's inclusive definition of the field: "public history describes the many and diverse ways in which history is put to work in the world."