Bonnie K. Goodman, Editor






Bonnie K. Goodman, BA, MLIS is a journalist, librarian, editor, & historian. She is the editor of Academic Buzz Network, a series of political, academic & education blogs which includes History Musings… History, News & Politics which covers the Obama Presidency, the 113th Congress, and history news. She has previously covered the 2004, 2008 & 2012 Presidential campaigns & 2010 midterm elections.

Ms. Goodman has a BA in History & Art History, and a Masters in Library and Information Studies from McGill University, and has done graduate work in Jewish history at Concordia University as part of the MA in Judaic Studies degree program, where she focused Medieval & Modern Judaism and her thesis was on American Jewish History & Southern Jewish History.

Ms. Goodman has also contributed to a number of reference publications; including the overviews, and chronologies for History of American Presidential Elections, 1789-2008, 4th edition, originally edited by Fred L. Israel, and Arthur Meier Schlesinger, Facts on File, Inc. 2011, and the bibliographies for The Encyclopedia of the Cold War: a Political, Social, and Military History, edited by Spencer Tucker, ABC-CLIO, 2007, and The Home Front Encyclopedia: United States, Britain, And Canada in World Wars I And II, edited by James D. Ciment & Thaddeus Russell, ABC-CLIO, 2006.

She was also the former Editor/Features Editor for the History News Network (HNN), and had worked for HNN from 2004-2010. She was the editor of some of the online magazine’s popular features, “History Buzz,” “Political Highlights,” “Top Young Historians,” “History Doyens,” “On this Day in History.”

Her major areas of interest are American Jewish History, modern American political history and Jews in antebellum and Civil War South. Bonnie is also an accomplished artist having painted in acrylics and oils since she was 12.

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  1. emmajeri1010

     /  January 6, 2011

    Just discovered your blog as I was doing a search re railroad’s role in opening the west (Montana specifically) and the questionable marketing they used to get it done.

    I’m looking forward to getting acquainted with you and your work.

    I grew up in a dryland-Montana farm household headed by a 2nd generation Dane with an 8th grade education who honored and read history, and thought it mattered that we pay attention to what is going on around us.

  2. Just came across your fine blog & have bookmarked it for future reference. I started my own blog on JFK last November & would be honored if you & your readers would check it out. JFK50 highlights “events of the day in history” with emphasis on JFK but also includes major US/World events in history.


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