Virtual Event | Historians and the News: A conversation with Dr. Manisha Sinha & Dr. Christopher McKnight Nichols

Historians and the News: Manisha Sinha

A conversation with Dr. Manisha Sinha and Dr. Christopher McKnight Nichols

The Oregon Historical Society is pleased to continue the popular “Historians and the News” series with a conversation between two nationally renowned historians that promises to offer valuable insights, informed by years of scholarly analysis of the past, into the news stories that fill our screens and newspaper pages.

Today’s news reports are filled with debates over how some of the most painful chapters of our nation’s history are remembered in public and taught in schools. At the same time, legislative, executive, and judicial leaders are bitterly fighting over the roles of voters, the courts, and citizens themselves in making and enforcing laws. Professor Manisha Sinha’s expertise on the histories of the Civil War, Reconstruction, and abolition have made her a sought-after contributor to news outlets seeking to bring context to these stories. She offers nuanced, powerful commentary on the relevance of Reconstruction today, the constitutional implications of Texas’s new anti-abortion legislation, and the movement to remove statues and monuments across the United States and beyond.