Bonnie K. Goodman, Editor








Bonnie K. Goodman, BA, MLIS is a journalist, librarian, editor, & historian. She wrote regularly about politics, news, universities and education, and Judaism for 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, Congress, and history news. She has previously covered the 2004, 2008 & 2012 Presidential campaigns & 2010 and 2014 midterm elections.

Ms. Goodman has a BA in History & Art History from McGill University. She focused on Modern Political History for her History degree, predominately, the Nixon & Reagan Presidencies. For her Art History major, she focused on European Art & Architecture and wrote her senior thesis on English Gothic Architecture and Canterbury Cathedral.

Ms. Goodman also has 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 her thesis was to focus on Jews in the South during the Civil War. Her major areas of interest are American Jewish History, Southern Jewish History, modern American political history, and presidential history.

Ms. Goodman is the author of two bibliographic and reference websites; History Bibliographies: An American History Resource, and Presidential Campaigns and Elections Reference. She has also contributed to a number of reference publications; including the overviews, and chronologies forHistory of American Presidential Elections, 1789-2008, 4th edition, edited by Gil Troy, 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.

Ms. Goodman had contributed to the news sections of Military History and Vietnam Magazines, and was also the former Editor/Features Editor for the History News Network (HNN), and had worked for HNN from 2004-2010. She contributed over 25 other articles, interviews and features; including coverage of the 2010 Midterm elections, and 2008 and 2004 Presidential campaigns & elections. 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.” She was also the news section contributor for Military History & Vietnam Magazine alternately from 2006-2008.

Ms. Goodman is an artist since 13, painting in acrylics, oils, and watercolors. She has a Diploma in Collegial Studies (DCS, DEC) from Vanier College in Communications: Art, Media, Theater specializing in the Fine Arts.

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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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