As the 19th Amendment turns 100, three exhibitions in Washington explore the contentious — and unfinished — struggle for voting rights.
Jennifer SchuesslerToday is the 99th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment, which led to the single largest enfranchisement in US history. I wrote about 3 great shows in DC discussing the complex history, & the many Americans who were still denied the vote
Conservative thinkers are trying to bring intellectual coherence to the Trumpian moment under the banner of nationalism. But can it be cleansed of its darker currents?
Jennifer SchuesslerMy story about this week’s big National Conservatism Conference, which was capped off by Sen. Josh Hawley’s denunciation of the “cosmopolitan agenda that has powered both left and right” at the expense of “the great and broad American middle”
Jennifer Schuessler‘“We declare independence from neoconservatism. We declare independence from neoliberalism, from libertarianism, from what they call classical liberalism.” Report from this week’s big National Conservatism Conference
nytimes.com/2019/07/19/art… via @NYTimes
Amidst chants of “send her back,” it’s clear that we need a more just conception of citizenship—one that abolishes the distinction between “natural” and naturalized citizens.
Jennifer Schuessler‘Baby Archie could thus grow up to be what America’s founding fathers feared most: an English prince as president’: provocative @Stevie_DG
on the paradoxes of birthright citizenship
Historians are concerned about what might happen to the legendary photo archive of the Johnson Publishing Company when it goes up for auction.
Jennifer Schuessler“This is not only Black history, this is American history and global American culture”: important @cliopticon story on impending auction of Ebony/Jet archives, & what may be lost if it’s bought by an entity not committed to scholarly/public access
After her American publisher delayed her new book, “Outrages,” over accuracy concerns, she is responding with a strategy mixing scholarly peer review and damage control.
Jennifer SchuesslerNEW: When peer review meets crisis management – My story about the continuing behind-the-scenes jockeying over Naomi Wolf’s disputed book ‘Outrages,’ which remains in limbo with her American publisher
David Garrow found F.B.I. documents alleging King stood by during a rape. But some scholars question whether to trust records created as part of a smear campaign.
Jennifer SchuesslerNEW: I wrote about David Garrow’s explosive article about Martin Luther King based on newly released FBI documents, and the response by scholars who question how to interpret files generated as part of the bureau’s smear campaign
The question now is how to leverage its nature to make it maximally useful and used.
Jennifer Schuessler“Given it’s origins and composition, the Obama library is already digital.” @dancohen on Obama’s decision not to build a research library, & how to think of presidential records when most are emails, JPEGs etc to begin with
Talking with the Democrat who lost the Georgia governor’s race, historians offer context (and some fact-checking) on the contentious issue of voter suppression.
Jennifer SchuesslerStacey Abrams sat down with a ‘dream team’ of historians to talk about the contentious history of voter suppression. I listened in.
Jennifer SchuesslerTHREAD: Side benefit of reporting this story on Stacey Abrams dialogue with historians was a chance to tour the @librarycompany of Philadelphia, founded in 1731, & said to be the nation’s oldest cultural institution ...
Jennifer SchuesslerTHREAD: Side benefit of reporting this story on Stacey Abrams dialogue with historians was getting to visit the @librarycompany of Philadelphia, founded in 1731 & said to be the nation’s oldest cultural institution. Great name. But what is it?... (1/10)
After decades of focusing on evangelicals, historians are reassessing the legacy of liberal Protestantism.
Jennifer Schuessler@wesyang Not so unremarked on? This isn’t quite what you’re looking for, but wrote this a few years ago in rise of historical scholarship on 20th-cent Mainline Protestantism (much arguing, perhaps too optimistically, that it lost in the pews but won the culture)
Readers and a political scientist take exception to the outrage.
Jennifer SchuesslerWho else is old enough to remember when Theda Skocpol, who defends Biden here, described her (successful) sex discrimination lawsuit against Harvard as “a many-year game of chicken with the leaders of the most arrogant university in the Western World”?