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  • Aug 24, 2016 - Hero, Villain, or Anti-Hero? Archival Records and Dealing with the Contradictions of the Past

    I was wrapping up the second to last chapter of my MA thesis when I received a call from a local historian from Holly Springs, Mississippi. During our conversation, my colleague read out an excerpt from a short biographical sketch about Dr. William M. Compton that she’d found in a local history book published in the 1930s. What struck me about the sketch was that it named Compton as the founder and “Grand Cyclops” of Marshall County’s chapter of the Ku Klux Klan. The post Hero, Villain, or Anti-Hero? Archival Records and Dealing with the Contradictions of the Past appeared first on American Historical Association. …  Learn More >

  • Aug 23, 2016 - Teaching with #DigHist: Introducing a New Series on Using Digital Projects in the Classroom

    In the past two decades historians have entered the digital age, designing a host of exciting projects that use technology to better understand, analyze, and visualize the past. These projects offer outstanding avenues for instructors at every level—from kindergarten to graduate school—to engage their students in the study of the past. This series will examine a wide range of digital projects on subjects that span both the globe and three millennia, and discuss ways to use them in the classroom. Why teach with digital history? The post Teaching with #DigHist: Introducing a New Series on Using Digital Projects in the Classroom appeared first on American Historical Association. …  Learn More >

  • Aug 22, 2016 - Welfare Reform and the Politics of Race: 20 Years Later

    By Premilla Nadasen Twenty years ago this month, President Bill Clinton signed into law the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act (PRWORA). The act transformed Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC), a federal entitlement program for poor single parents and their children, into block grants, or Temporary Assistance to Needy Families with the aim of removing people from the welfare rolls. Passed with bipartisan support, the 1996 act reflected a liberal/conservative consensus around the racialized nature of welfare and the need to encourage work rather than dependency. The post Welfare Reform and the Politics of Race: 20 Years Later appeared first on American Historical Association. …  Learn More >

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