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Contributors to this collection, edited by Claire Potter and Renee Romano, consider the wide range of challenges the practice of contemporary history poses. These essays address sources like television and video games, the ethics of writing about living subjects, questions of privacy and copyright law, and the possibilities that new technologies offer for writing history. Doing Recent History offers guidance and insight to any researcher considering tackling the not-so-distant past. Buy the Book
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Claire Potter's is the first book to look at the structural, legal, and cultural aspects of J. Edgar Hoover's war on crime in the 1930s, a New Deal campaign which forged new links between citizenship, federal policing, and the ideal of centralized government.
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Category Archives: Planet University
August 2, 2014, 7:09 pm
Last week’s post on sending your kids off to college as independent souls hit a nerve. Read the comments for a lot of great conversation.
However, the blogger sillylegal, a recent graduate of a liberal arts college, thought the post was sorely lacking in its attention to the needs and rights of disabled students. Perhaps it was, as I mentioned disability not at all, nor did I pay attention to the other ways that students are different from each other. I think sillylegal misread parts of the post, or perhaps just mischaracterized as we bloggers sometimes do when we write in haste, and I want to underline some choices I made when writing it. For example I deliberately did not use the phrase “helicopter parents” in the post, since the vast majority of parents mean well and it’s easier to reach people if you don’t mock them. For a similar reason, I did not characterize students who do…
November 9, 2010, 12:31 pm
For the pilot episode of “Planet University” go to our sister website at Xtranormal.com. Afternoon update: a big welcome to readers of the National Review Online: it’s been awhile, but I’m glad to see you back again.
Disclaimer: this cartoon and its characters are fictional. “Planet University” does not depict actual events, people or conversations.
November 7, 2010, 9:41 pm
Bones: Where I went to college, when someone said “Bones!” legend had it that various men soon to be employed by the national security apparatus would leap up and leave the room in a huff. Myself, I never saw it happen. But in the History Department at Brigham Young University they probably do run out of the room when someone says “bones,” just for good measure. Radical readers recall that week before last, a box of human skulls arrived by USPS. They have now been partially identified, according to KSL-TV’s website, as being the remains of people who lived between 1100 and 1300 A.D. This means they are probably not former history professors, but probably the ancestors of native people. For future reference: according to my local expert, it is illegal to buy or sell human remains as souvenirs, and if you happen to locate unidentified remains in a house you are cleaning out, it is …