|CAMPAIGN 2008 WATCH:
PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN 2008 WATCH:
- Primary Season Election Results – NYT
- The man who made Obama – American Thinker, 3-9-08
- As Ohio goes, so goes the nation. Sometimes. – Xenia Gazette, OH, 3-8-09
- Gil Troy: The Comeback Queen – Montreal Gazette, 3-6-08
- Julian E. Zelizer: Democrats Need to Hear From Florida and Michigan – HuffingtonPost.com, 3-6-08
- David Greenberg: It’s too early to talk about Hillary’s withdrawal – Slate, 3-5-08
- Samantha Power: Resigns from Obama campaign after calling Hillary a monster – Chronicle of Higher Ed, 3-7-08
- Andrew Cayton on “Ohio primary plays key role in Democratic nomination”: “Part of Ohio’s problem is that it doesn’t embody a lot of things that are going right. It’s a state in decline and it’s paying a price for it,” said Andrew Cayton, a history professor at Miami University and author of the book “Ohio: The History of a People.” – Chicago Tribune, 3-4-08
|BIGGEST STORIES: Women’s History Month
BIGGEST STORIES: Women’s History Month
|BIGGEST STORIES: Black History Month
BIGGEST STORIES: Black History Month:
|HNN STATS THIS WEEK:
HNN STATS THIS WEEK:
|THIS WEEK IN HISTORY:
- 10/03/1578 – Queen Elizabeth I gives Johan Casimir œ20,000 to aid Dutch rebellion
- 10/03/1629 – King Charles I dissolved Parliament; he called it back 11 years later
- 10/03/1681 – English Quaker William Penn receives charter from Charles II, making him sole proprietor of colonial American territory Pennsylvania
- 10/03/1849 – Abraham Lincoln applies for a patent; only US president to do so
- 10/03/1862 – US issues 1st paper money ($5, $10, $20, $50, $100, $500 and $1000)
- 10/03/1864 – Red River campaign LA
- 10/03/1865 – Battle of Monroe’s Crossroads, NC
- 10/03/1876 – 1st telephone call made (Alexander Graham Bell to Thomas Watson)
- 10/03/1969 – James Earl Ray pleads guilty in murder of Martin Luther King Jr
- 10/03/1972 – 1st black US political convention opens (Gary Indiana)
- 10/03/1982 – Pres Reagan proclaims economic sanctions against Libya
- 11/03/1302 – Romeo and Juliet’s wedding day, according to Shakespeare
- 11/03/1665 – NY approves new code guaranteeing Protestants religious rights
- 11/03/1789 – Benjamin Banneker with L’Enfant begin to lay out Washington DC
- 11/03/1861 – Confederate convention in Montgomery, adopts constitution
- 11/03/1862 – 12] Gen Stonewall Jackson evacuates Winchester Virginia Army of the Potomac. Gen Henry Halleck is named general-in-chief
- 11/03/1888 – Great blizzard of ’88 strikes NE US
- 11/03/1941 – FDR signs Lend-Lease Bill (lend money to Britain)
- 11/03/1942 – 1st deportation train leaves Paris for Auschewitz Concentration Camp
- 11/03/1954 – US Army charges Senator Joseph McCarthy used undue pressure tactics
- 11/03/1985 – Mikhail S Gorbachev replaces Konstantin Chernenko as Soviet leader
- 11/03/2004 – Terrorists explode simultaneous bombs on Madrid’s rail network ripping through a commuter train and rocking three stations, killing 190
- 12/03/1350 – Orvieto city says it will behead and burn Jewish-Christian couples
- 12/03/1664 – 1st naturalization act in American colonies
- 12/03/1860 – Congress accepts Pre-emption Bill: free land in West for colonists
- 12/03/1888 – The Great Blizzard of ’88 struck the northeastern U.S. (400 die)
- 12/03/1930 – Mohandas Gandhi began his 200-mile march to protest the British salt tax.
- 12/03/1933 – President Franklin D. Roosevelt gave the first of his nation-wide “fireside chats” on radio.
- 12/03/1938 – “Anschluss” took place when Hitler incorporated his homeland of Austria into the Third Reich
- 12/03/1945 – NY is 1st to prohibit discrimination by race and creed in employment
- 12/03/1947 – President Truman established the “Truman Doctrine” to aid in the containment of Communism
- 12/03/1993 – Janet Reno was sworn in as the first female attorney general of the United States.
- 12/03/2002 – The color-coded terror alert system was unveiled by Homeland Security chief Tom Ridge.
- 13/03/1639 – Cambridge College was renamed Harvard University.
- 13/03/1656 – Jews are denied the right to build a synagogue in New Amsterdam
- 13/03/1852 – “Uncle Sam” cartoon appeared for the first time in N.Y. Lantern weekly.
- 13/03/1861 – Jefferson Davis signs bill authorizing use of slaves as soldiers
- 13/03/1868 – The Senate began President Andrew Johnson’s impeachment trial.
- 13/03/1918 – American Red Magen David (Jewish Red Cross) forms
- 13/03/1925 – Tennessee passed a bill prohibiting the teaching of evolution in public schools.
- 13/03/1943 – Failed assassin attempt on Hitler during Smolensk-Rastenburg flight
- 13/03/1972 – Britain and China resumed full diplomatic relations after 22 years; Britain withdrew its consulate from Taiwan.
- 14/03/1629 – England granted a royal charter to Massachusetts Bay Colony
- 14/03/1644 – England grants patent for Providence Plantations (now Rhode Island)
- 14/03/1689 – Scotland dismisses Willem III and Mary Stuart as king and queen
- 14/03/1743 – The first town meeting was held in Boston, Massachusetts, at Faneuil Hall.
- 14/03/1794 – The cotton gin was patented by Eli Whitney.
- 14/03/1923 – Pres Warren G Harding becomes 1st pres to pay taxes
- 14/03/1964 – Jack Ruby was found guilty of the murder of Lee Harvey Oswald, alleged assassin of President John F. Kennedy.
- 14/03/1967 – JFK’s body moved from temporary grave to a permanent memorial
- 14/03/1990 – The Soviet Congress voted Mikhail Gorbachev into the newly-created and powerful position of president.
- 14/03/2003 – Start of weekend of protests against war in Iraq that are attended by millions
- 15/03/44 B.C. – On the “Ides of March,” Julius Caesar was stabbed to death in the senate house by a group of conspirators led by Cimber, Casca, Cassius, and Marcus Junius Brutus.
- 15/03/1493 – Christopher Columbus returned to Spain after his first visit to the Western Hemisphere.
- 15/03/1820 – Maine became the 23rd state.
- 15/03/1917 – Nicholas II, the last czar of Russia, is forced to abdicate his throne (March 2, old style calendar).
- 15/03/1965 – President Lyndon Johnson asked Congress for legislation guaranteeing every American the right to vote.
- 16/03/1850 – Nathaniel Hawthorne’s novel The Scarlet Letter was published.
- 16/03/1935 – Adolf Hitler cancelled the military clauses of the Treaty of Versailles.
- 16/03/1968 – The My Lai massacre occurred in Vietnam.
- 16/03/1968 – New York Senator Robert Kennedy announced his intention to run for the Democratic presidential nomination.
- 16/03/1985 – U.S. journalist Terry Anderson was kidnapped in Beirut; he was not released until December 4, 1991 after 2454 days in captivity.
- 16/03/1988 – Lieutenant Colonel Oliver L. North and Vice Admiral John M. Poindexter of the National Security Council are indicted on charges of conspiracy to defraud the United States for their role in the Iran-contra affair.
- 17/03/1762 – The first St. Patrick’s Day parade was held in New York City.
- 17/03/1776 – British forces evacuated Boston during the Revolutionary War.
- 17/03/1870 – Wellesley Female Seminary (later Wellesley College) received its charter from the Massachusetts legislature.
- 17/03/1942 – Gen. Douglas MacArthur became supreme commander of Allied forces in the southwest Pacific theater during World War II.
- 17/03/1969 – Golda Meir was sworn in as prime minister of Israel.
- 17/03/2003 – President Bush delivered an ultimatum to Saddam Hussein: leave Iraq within 48 hours or face an attack.
- 18/03/1584 – Russian czar Ivan IV, or Ivan “The Terrible,” died at age 53.
- 18/03/1766 – After months of American protests, Britain repealed the Stamp Act.
- 18/03/1925 – The most violent single tornado in U.S. history, the “Tri-State Tornado,” hit Missouri, Indiana, and Illinois, killing 689 people and injuring 13,000 others.
- 18/03/1963 – The Supreme Court held in Gideon v. Wainwright that public defenders must be provided for indigent defendants in felony cases.
- 18/03/1965 – Soviet cosmonaut Aleksei Leonov made the first spacewalk.
- 18/03/1990 – The biggest art theft in U.S. history occurs at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston. The works, including pieces by Vermeer and Rembrandt, were never recovered.
|IN THE NEWS:
IN THE NEWS:
- University of Maryland plans to offer course on school’s connection to slavery – Brown Daily Herald, 3-4-08
- Neve Gordon: Loses court case claiming he’d been defamed – P. David Hornik at frontpagemag.com, 3-5-08
- British historian questions BBC’s choice for new flagship series – Scotsman, 3-7-08
- David Rattray: New developments in murder trial of his alleged assailants – http://www.sabcnews.com, 3-7-08
- Daniel Pipes: Receives apology from “Muslim Weekly” – Middle East Forum, 3-3-08
- Conrad Black: Reports to jail – Conrad Black in the NY Sun, 3-3-08
- Russian historian fears Kosovo Albanians will destroy Orthodox shrines in Macedonia – http://www.interfax-religion.com, 2-29-08
- Sean Wilentz: Essay on Obama strikes a nerve – Chronicle of Higher Ed, 2-28-08
- Ariel Toaff: Drops suggestion that Jews used Christian blood for Passover rituals – http://www.jta.org, 2-26-08
- Historian’s office in India vandalized by activists – The Hindu, 2-26-08
- Landmark Digital History Monograph Project Goes Open Access – Chronicle of Higher Ed, 2-26-08
- OAH Treasurer: Membership down, revenues down, investments off – Robert Cherny, OAH Treasurer, in the OAH Newsletter, 2-1-08
- SMU historians criticize Bush library agreement – Chronicle of Higher Ed, 2-26-08
|REVIEWED AND FIRST CHAPTERS:
REVIEWED AND FIRST CHAPTERS:
- Lou Cannon and Carl M. Cannon: The Master Two journalists argue that Bush has failed to learn Reagan’s lessons REAGAN’S DISCIPLE George W. Bush’s Troubled Quest For a Presidential Legacy – WaPo, 3-9-08
- William A. Link: POLITICS | BIOGRAPHY Southern Man Jesse Helms was an archetype. Now is he an artifact? RIGHTEOUS WARRIOR Jesse Helms and the Rise of Modern Conservatism - WaPo, 3-9-08
- Willie Brown: POLITICS | MEMOIR Crossing (Almost) All the Lines San Francisco’s Willie Brown recalls the joy of politics. BASIC BROWN My Life and Our Times - WaPo, 3-9-08
- Campaign Watch A BOUND MAN Why We Are Excited About Obama and Why He Can’t Win By Shelby Steele, FREE RIDE John McCain And the Media By David Brock and Paul Waldman, DECLARING INDEPENDENCE The Beginning of the End Of the Two-Party System By Douglas E. Schoen, MILLENNIAL MAKEOVER MySpace, YouTube, And the Future Of American Politics By Morley Winograd and Michael D. Hais - WaPo, 3-9-08
- Gordon S. Wood: A history of history THE PURPOSE OF THE PAST: REFLECTIONS ON THE USES OF HISTORY – Washington Times, 3-9-08
- Wing-kai To: Then and now: A legacy in Boston Chinatown’s story told in new book Chinese in Boston: 1870-1965 – Boston Globe, 3-6-08
- Sally G. McMillen: Finding feminism in 1848 Davidson professor’s readable history chronicles early struggle for rights SENECA FALLS AND THE ORIGINS OF THE WOMEN’S RIGHTS MOVEMENT – Charlotte News & Observer, 2-25-08
- Lou Cannon and Carl M. Cannon: What Would Reagan Do? REAGAN’S DISCIPLE George W. Bush’s Troubled Quest for a Presidential Legacy. – NYT, 3-2-08
- ALAN BRINKLEY on Jacob Weisberg: In Search of Bush THE BUSH TRAGEDY – NYT, 3-2-08
- Jacob Weisberg: THE BUSH TRAGEDY, First Chapter – NYT, 2-1-08
- Ginor and Remez: Their arguments about USSR role in 6-Day War receiving more support – Mark N. Katz in the Middle East Journal (Vol. 62, #1, Winter 2008), 2-1-08
- Improved U.S.-Russia relations a ‘possibility’ under Medvedev, says historian: “After several statements concerning Iran and Kosovo and American weapons in Europe were made by the current administration, relations with the United States became not friendly…. So I do not think that this would lead us to good relations with the old administration. Do we have the chance with the new administration? Yes, we do have the chance.”… -
- Thomas Schwartz: State historian offers new look at Mary Todd Lincoln: “people will see many similarities with things we take for granted today as being general characteristics of a modern woman. But at the time, they weren’t accepted and provoked quite a bit of discussion and comment in private letters, in conversation and in the public media…. I don’t think one needs to ignore her bad behavior at times, she could be a very good hater but it shouldn’t blind us to those things she did to help advance her husband’s career. There are many things about Lincoln that we give him credit for that we need to give her credit for, including the push to become president. She probably wanted it more than he did, not that he didn’t have an inclination and an ambition himself.” – http://www.bnd.com, 3-2-08
|HONORED / AWARDED / APPOINTED:
HONORED, AWARDED, APPOINTED:
- H.W. Brands: will deliver a series of lectures this week as scholar in residence at Grand Valley State University’s Hauenstein Center for Presidential Studies – The Grand Rapids Press – MLive.com, MI, 3-9-08
- March 10, 2008: Bill Tuttle: Dole Institute of Politics at the University of Kansas will host a lecture in honor of the forthcoming retirement of a longtime KU history professor — The first Tuttle Lecture will be delivered by Leon Litwack, a retired professor from the University of California-Berkeley. The lecture, titled “Fight the Power,” will take place at 7:30 p.m. Monday, March 10, at the Dole Institute. – http://www.infozine.com, 3-4-08
- March 18, 2008: Eric Goldstein, editor of the American Jewish History journal and associate professor of history and Jewish studies at Emory University, will speak March 18 at the University of Louisville. Goldstein’s talk is entitled “Negotiating the Color Line: Southern Jews, Whiteness and the Rise of Jim Crow.” It will begin at 7:30 p.m. in the auditorium of the Ekstrom Library on Belknap Campus. – Louisville Courier-Journal, KY, 3-8-08
- March 19, 2008: Roy Foster, Carroll Professor of Irish History at the University of Oxford, will deliver a lecture on “The Strange Death of Romantic Ireland” at 4 p.m. Wednesday, March 19, in the Niles Gallery of the University of Kentucky Fine Arts Library. – UK News, KY, 3-7-08
- May-September 2008: Elizabeth Brand Monroe, Deborah A. Lee, Lectures Showcase Leesburg’s History for 250th Anniversary – WaPo, 1-18-08
- David Zabecki: Hooks up with Stephen Ambrose Tours / Zabecki will lead the 14-day tour to visit historic World War II sites in Gdansk, Krakow, Warsaw and Berlin from May 16-30, 2008.- Press Release–Stephen Ambrose Tours, 1-10-08
- C-Span2, BookTV: Politics After Words: Philip Shenon author of “The Commission: The Uncensored History of the 9/11 Investigation” interviewed by Michael Duffy, assistant managing editor of TIME magazine – Monday, March 10 @ 12:00am ET – C-Span2, BookTV
- PBS: American Experience: “Minik, the Lost Eskimo,” Monday, March 31 @ 8pm ET
- History Channel: “Journey to 10,000 BC,” Sunday, March 9, @ 6pm ET/PT
- History Channel: “Houdini: Unlocking the Mystery,” Monday, March 10, @ 2pm ET/PT
- History Channel: “Deep Sea Detectives :The Death of the Edmund Fitzgerald,” Monday, March 10, @ 4pm ET/PT
- History Channel: “Deep Sea Detectives :Underwater Train Wreck,” Monday, March 10, @ 5pm ET/PT
- History Channel: “Cities Of The Underworld :Maya Underground,” Monday, March 10, @ 9pm ET/PT
- History Channel: “Special : Nazi America: A Secret History,” Tuesday, March 11, @ 2pm ET/PT
- History Channel: “The Hunt for John Wilkes Booth,” Wednesday, March 12, @ 2pm ET/PT
- History Channel: “Conspiracy? :Lincoln Assassination,” Wednesday, March 12, @ 4pm ET/PT
- History Channel: “Battlefield Detectives :The Civil War: Gettysburg,” Wednesday, March 12, @ 5pm ET/PT
- History Channel: “Battlefield Detectives :The Civil War: Antietam,” Wednesday, March 12, @ 6pm ET/PT
- History Channel: “The True Story of Charlie Wilson,” Thursday, March 13, @ 2pm ET/PT
- History Channel: “Fort Knox: Secrets Revealed” Friday, March 14, @ 2pm ET/PT
- History Channel: “Modern Marvels,” Marathon, Saturday, March 15, @ 5-8pm ET/PT
- History Channel: “The Universe : Beyond the Big Bang,” Saturday, March 15, @ 8pm ET/PT
- History Channel: “Journey to 10,000 BC,” Saturday, March 15, @ 10pm ET/PT
|SELLING BIG (NYT):
SELLING BIG (NYT):
- Jonah Goldberg: LIBERAL FASCISM #2 — 8 weeks on list – 3-16-08
- Jacob Weisberg: THE BUSH TRAGEDY #18 – 3-16-08
- Drew Gilpin Faust: THIS REPUBLIC OF SUFFERING #34 – 3-16-08
- Joseph Balkoski: From Beachhead to Brittany, March 10, 2008
- Paula J. Giddings: Ida: A Sword Among Lions, March 11, 2008
- Steven Waldman: Founding Faith: Providence, Politics, and the Birth of Religious Freedom in America, March 11, 2008
- Susan Nagel: Marie-Therese, Child of Terror: The Fate of Marie Antoinette’s Daughter, March 18, 2008
- Matthew Parker: Panama Fever: The Epic History of One of the Greatest Engineering Triumphs of All Time: The Building of the Panama Canal, March 18, 2008
- James Holland: Italy’s Sorrow: A Year of War: 1944–1945, March 18, 2008
- Russ Hoyle: Going to War: How Misinformation, Disinformation and Arrogance Led America into the Iraqi Quagmire, March 18, 2008
- James Donovan: A Terrible Glory: Custer and the Little Bighorn – the Last Great Battle of the American West (REV), March 24, 2008.
- Gilbert King: The Execution of Willie Francis, March 31, 2008
- Charles Lane: The Day Freedom Died: The Colfax Massacre, the Supreme Court, and the Betrayal of Reconstruction, April 1, 2008
- Philip Bobbitt: Terror and Consent: The Wars for the Twenty-First Century, April 1, 2008
- Louis P. Masur: The Soiling of Old Glory: The Story of a Photograph That Shocked America, April 1, 2008
- Cokie Roberts: Ladies of Liberty: The Women Who Shaped Our Nation, April 8, 2007
- Tony Judt: Reappraisals: Reflections on the Forgotten Twentieth Century, April 17, 2008
- Ted Sorensen: Counselor: A Life at the Edge of History, May 6, 2008
- Scott McClellan: What Happened, May 12, 2008
- William F. Buckley, Jr.: Flying High: Remembering Barry Goldwater, May 12, 2008
- John Lukacs: Blood, Toil, Tears, and Sweat: The Dire Warning: Churchill’s First Speech as Prime Minister, May 12, 2008
- Peter Clarke: The Last Thousand Days of the British Empire: Churchill, Roosevelt, and the Birth of the Pax Americana, May 13, 2008
- Thurston Clarke: Last Campaign, May 27, 2008
- John S. Eisenhower: Zachary Taylor: The 12th President, 1849-1850, May 27, 2008
- Paul Finkelman (Editor): Congress and the Emergence of Sectionalism: From the Missouri Compromise to the Age of Jackson, May 28, 2008
- Shane O’Sullivan: Who Killed Bobby?, June 3, 2008
- Gil Troy: Leading from the Center, June 9, 2008
- George Fredrickson, 73, Historian, Dies (NYT obit.) – NYT, 3-7-08
- John Larner: Historian of Italy and Marco Polo, dies – Independent (UK), 3-6-08
- Stephen Feinstein: Historian’s death called loss to study of the Nazi Holocaust – Star Tribune, Minneapolis, 3-6-08
- George Fredrickson: 73, authority on history of racism (LAT obit.) – LAT, 3-6-08
- George M. Fredrickson: Remembered as a great scholar – Eric Rauchway at The Edge of the American West (Blog), 2-26-08