Is History Written About Men, by Men?

In recent years, as academic history has taken a turn toward the cultural and social, producing more and more works about women, minorities, and everyday life, the kinds of history books you see on the New Releases table at a Barnes & Noble have begun to feel like throwbacks. A quick survey reveals naval battles, grand adventures, and biography after biography about the Founding Fathers. Call these “uncle books”—tomes that you give an older male relative, to take up residence by his wingback armchair. Continue reading at 'Slate'

[ Slate | 2016-01-06 00:00:00 UTC ]
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In Written Opinion, Judge Florence Pan Delivers Knockout Blow to PRH, S&S Merger

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