Abstract of the Presidential Address at the 2019 Annual Meeting
“History on the Diagonal”
Taking my cue and the inspiration for my title from a well-known poem by Emily Dickinson that refers to “telling it slant,” I will challenge historians to ask questions and use sources in creative ways by approaching their subjects from novel perspectives. In particular, I advocate always asking gender- and race-differentiated questions. I will include a contribution to “telling it slant” based on my own recent research into newspaper essays and a loyalist pamphlet from the era of the American Revolution.
The presidential address will take place on Friday, January 4, 2019, from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. in the Hilton Chicago’s International South Ballroom.
Mary Beth Norton is president of the AHA.
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