Publication Date

November 29, 2009

Last month the New York Times noted that the first decade of the new century is just about to officially slip into history and wondered what the results of that “beloved and enduring parlor game known as ‘Name That Decade’” would be. Historians frequently chafe a bit at reductive labels such as the “Roaring Twenties.” Nevertheless, the urge to categorize is nearly irresistible, and since it is also virtually inevitable, we are asking AHA members to offer their suggestions–by posting in the comment section below–for a catchy phrase that can wittily sum up the decade. The best entries will be voted on and published in February’s Perspectives on History as well as on the blog. The person with the best phrase will have the distinction of having named the decade. Please be sure to use your real name and leave an e-mail address so that we can contact you for verification purposes.

Update: Submissions were compiled and on March 2, 2010, voting began for “Name That Decade.” The winning submission was announced on March 16, 2010.

This post first appeared on AHA Today.

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