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What We’re Reading: October 27, 2011 Edition

AHA Staff | Oct 27, 2011

This week we bring you more news on the federal proposal to change IRB rules, a link to registration for THATCamp, and an interview with a history student working for Occupy Wall Street. Also check out reports on a future National Digital Public Library, a new book from a previous AHA staff member, photos from the construction of the Hoover Dam, John M. Blum’s obituary, and the 2011 National History Teacher of the Year. Finally, just for fun, some historically themed pumpkin carving templates.

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Occupy Wall Street

  • History Student on Occupy Wall Street Press Team
    James Livingston at HNN interviews Mark Bray, “a member of the OWS press team who happens to be a third-year graduate student in History at Rutgers, working with Temma Kaplan on modern Spain.”




  • John M. Blum, Historian of Presidents, Dies at 90
    Learn more about the life and work of historian John M. Blum, known for his 1954 biography of Theodore Roosevelt, who passed away last week at the age of 90. 
  • 2011 National History Teacher of the Year
    The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History has named Stacy Hoeflich, a fourth grade teacher at John Adams Elementary School in Alexandria, VA, 2011 National History Teacher of the Year. Learn more about Hoeflich in this article from TeachingHistory.org.


Contributors: Debbie Ann Doyle, Elisabeth Grant, and Robert B. Townsend

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