On Being a Historian

Networks of Women: Making A Generation

On the evening of October 1, 2009, I sat entranced alongside my friends while Elaine Showalter imparted some special advice for her talk at the all women’s university. It would stick with me the rest of my life as a writer: be arrogant, cocky, and if you connect with another woman call yourselves a generation. …

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It is More Than a Month

  Today, the first day of Black History Month, the African American Intellectual History Society (AAIH) published an essential historiography by Stephen G. Hall tracing the roots of this celebratory month. “History as a Communal Act: The Creation of Black History Month” starts with a speech given in the early 19th century and ends with the communal digital projects …

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