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Activist archiving in Toronto
Lithgow, Michael
People gather in Toronto to discuss what many hope will grow into a movement for archiving grassroots histories.
Allan Bérubé, 1946-2007: Against The Current vol. 135
Kinsman, Gary
An inspiring and broad-ranging queer historian, Allan Bérubé died at the age of 61 on December 11, 2007. He left us with major contributions of exciting historical work, but also important unfinished ...
Connexions Library: History Focus Page
Selected articles, books, documents and other resources on historical topics.
Culture of Complaint: The Fraying of America
Hughes, Robert
Propaganda-talk, euphemism, and evasion are so much a part of American usage today that they cross all party lines and ideological divides. The art of not answering the question, of cloaking unpleasan...
E.P. Thompson: Feminism, Gender, Women and History
Winslow, Barbara
Winslow reflects upon her experiences working with E.P. Thompson at the University of Warwick in 1969, especially in relation to his support for the women's liberation movement.
Finkelstein, Norman: Connexipedia Article
An American political scientist and author, whose primary fields of research are the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and the politics of the Holocaust. (Born 1953).
Galeano, Eduardo: Wikipedia article
Uruguayan journalist, writer and novelist (1940-2015). His best-known works are Las venas abiertas de América Latina (Open Veins of Latin America, 1971) and Memoria del fuego (Memory of Fire Trilogy, ...
Historical method: Sources Select Resources Encyclopedia
The historical method comprises the techniques and guidelines by which historians use primary sources and other evidence to research and then to write histories in form of accounts of the past.
A Marxist History of the World part 9: How History Happens
Faulkner, Neil
The complex societies that emerged from the division of society into classes also created societies that were wasteful, violent, stagnant and crisis prone. Understanding why is the key to how history ...
A Memory of Howard
Ellsberg, Daniel
A recollection of the late Howard Zinn.
Morris Slavin: 1913-2006: Against The Current vol. 124
Phelps, Christopher
Morris Slavin, a historian of the French Revolution and one of the last remaining veterans of the American Trotskyist movement of the early 1930s, died on February 6 in Denver, Colorado, at the age of...
Pappe and Israel's New Historians: Against The Current vol. 152
Wainer, Kit Adam
An irony of Israeli political culture is that Zionism is exceptionally rigid in comparison to the democratic philosophy that legitimizes the U.S. political system, yet the breadth of political debate ...
10 Questions for William Blum
"God forbid we should not have a Revolution every 20 years," Jefferson wrote. "The world belongs to the living," he believed, and each generation holds the world in "usufruct." In the United States i...
Theories of History
Neigh, Scott
Conventional history tends to make ordinary people invisible. The motive forces of history are treated as some combination of "great men" (very occasionally women, almost always hetero and white regar...
A Tribute To American People's Historian - Howard Zinn
Siddiqui, Habib
With the death of Howard Zinn there is no doubt that the anti-war and peace movement in the USA has lost one of its best activists and an honest historian.
Review: The Uses and Abuses of History
Neigh, Scott
Review of "The Uses and Abuses of History" by Margaret Macmillan.

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Jörg Friedrich
Jörg Friedrich is a Berlin-based author of books on history commonly described as an "independent German Historian". Friedrich is best known for his publication Der Brand (2002) in which he portrays t...
Sources Select Resources Encyclopedia
The Historikerstreit ("historians' quarrel") was an intellectual and political controversy in West Germany about the way the Holocaust should be interpreted in history.
History Topic Index in Sources Directory of Experts
Spokespersons, Experts, and Resources
A subject guide to experts and spokespersons on topics related to history in the Sources directory for the media.
Eric Hobsbawm 1917-2012
Historian in the Marxist tradition with a global reach
Kettle, Martin; Wedderburn, Dorothy
The historian Eric Hobsbawm dies at 95.
Public history
Sources Select Resources Encyclopedia
Public history is a term that describes the broad range of activities undertaken by people with some training in the discipline of history who are generally working outside of specialized academic set...