We continue day three of our graphic novels roundtable with an interview with historian Ari Kelman, who co-authored Battle Lines: a Graphic History of the Civil War . Previously Jessica Parr discussed using graphic novels to explore painful histories and Roy Rogers reviewed Rebels from Dark Horse Comics.
Ari Kelman is the McCabe Greer Professor of History at Pennsylvania State University, specializing in the Civil War, Reconstruction, Memory Politics, and Environmental History. In addition to , he is the author of two award-winning books. Battle Lines: a Graphic Novel of the Civil War (Harvard, 2013) was the recipient of the Bancroft Prize, the Avery Craven Award, the the Tom Watson Brown Book Award, and the Robert M. Ultey Prize. A Misplaced Massacre: Struggling Over the Memory of Sand Creek (University of California Press, 2003) won the Abbott Lowell Cummings Prize. A River and Its City: The Nature of Landscape in New Orleans Continue reading
Posted in Graphic History: Sequential Art & History, Interview, Interviews with Historians, Roundtables, Special Features Tagged 19th Century, Abolitionism, academia, African-American history, Civil War, graphic novels, Interview, military history, Slavery
Last week, The JuntoCasters—aka Ken Owen, Roy Rogers, and myself— appeared on the new, fast-growing podcast hosted by Liz Covart called , Ben Franklin’s World an interview-based early American history podcast that launched in October 2014. Already, the podcast has a catalogue of twenty-four episodes and a rapidly growing audience. Most episodes feature Liz interviewing a historian/author about a recent book and some of her past guests have included such notable historians as Alan Taylor, François Furstenberg, Claudio Saunt, Joyce Chaplin, and James Green, as well as The Junto’s own Sara Georgini for an episode about John and Abigail Adams and the Adams Papers. Continue reading
Wrapping up our roundtable review of , A Tale of Two Plantations The Junto chats with Richard S. Dunn about microhistory as a “healthy antidote to top-down history,” and the archival surprises that reshaped his work. If you are near Harvard University on February 5th, come and hear more about the project. Continue reading
Posted in Dunn's "A Tale of Two Plantations", Interview, Interviews with Historians, Roundtables, Special Features Tagged 18th Century, 19th Century, Alabama, Antebellum, Archives, Atlantic World, Caribbean, Digital History, digital humanites, digital projects, documentary editing, Early Republic, Edward Baptist, expansion, family history, Greg Grandin, Herbert Gutman, Jamaica, migration, Penn, Richard S. Dunn, Slavery, sugar, Virginia, Walter Johnson, Winthrop
The following is an interview with Dane A. Morrison, about his recently-released book, True Yankees: The South Seas & the Discovery of American Identity (Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 2014). Morrison is Professor of History at Salem State University (MA). Continue reading
Posted in Interviews with Historians Tagged 18thCentury, 19th Century, American Revolution, Benjamin Carp, Canton Trade, China Trade, Dane A. Morrison, Edmund Fanning, Eliga H. Gould, Harriett Low, Jacksonian America, Jon Butler, Joyce Appleby, Maritime history, New England, Print Culture, Richard L. Bushman, Tea, True Yankees
The following is an interview with Kyle Bulthuis, an assistant professor of history at Utah State University. Jonathan Wilson’s review of Kyle’s recently-released book, , appeared on the blog yesterday. Kyle agreed to sit down and answer a few follow up questions about the book and his future research plans, which we are happy to post today. Four Steeples over the City Streets: Religion and Society in New York’s Early Republic Congregations Continue reading
Posted in Interview, Interviews with Historians Tagged 19th Century, Atlantic World, Early Republic, Interview, interviews with historians, Methodology, race, religion, research, research methodology, social history, writing
Carol Berkin is Presidential Professor Emerita at Baruch College and the CUNY Graduate Center. She received her bachelor’s degree at Barnard College. In 1972, she received her PhD at Columbia University, where she also worked on the Papers of John Jay and Alexander Hamilton. Her dissertation on Jonathan Sewall won the Bancroft Award for Outstanding Dissertation and the subsequent book, Jonathan Sewall: Odyssey of an American Loyalist , was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize in 1974. She then spent her entire teaching career at Baruch College and the CUNY Graduate Center. Her most popular works include A Brilliant Solution (2002), which has been translated into Polish and Chinese, First Generations: Women in Colonial America (1996), Revolutionary Mothers: Women in the Struggle for American Independence (2005), and Civil War Wives (2009). She is a pioneer in early American women’s history and also the author and editor of numerous textbooks, readers, and teaching guides for women’s history including Women of America (1980), Women’s Voices, Women’s Lives: Documents in Early American History (1998), In the Words of Women: The Revolutionary War and the Birth of the Nation, 1765 – 1799 (2011), and Clio in the Classroom: A Guide to Teaching Women’s History (2009). She is also the editor of History Now , an online magazine published by the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History. She has appeared in numerous television documentaries, including Founding Brothers and Founding Fathers on the History Channel and Ric Burns’ New York on PBS. Continue reading
Posted in Academia, Interview, Interviews with Historians Tagged academia, Carol Berkin, Constitution, Constitutional Convention, gender, Interview, Narrative History, Public History, Synthesis, women's history, writing
The following is an interview with Ted Andrews, an assistant professor of history at Providence College in Rhode Island. Yesterday, Christopher Jones reviewed his book, (Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2013), and now Ted is speaking with Native Apostles: Black and Indian Missionaries in the British Atlantic World The Junto about the process of writing it. Ted teaches early American, Atlantic, and Native American history, and he was recently awarded a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities to explore his next project on global missionary connections among early modern Protestants. Native Apostles is his first book.
Posted in Interview, Interviews with Historians, Recent Scholarship Tagged academic publishing, American Revolution, Interview, Missionaries, Narrative History, Native Americans, religion, Slavery, writing