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American history is a chronicle of the inexorable march of social liberalism
Pat Cunningham offers an unabashedly liberal perspective on national politics. A note of caution: The language gets a little salty on some of the sites to which this blog links. So, don't say you weren't warned. By the way, this blog's name is ... Wed, 01 Apr 2015 16:47:10 -0700

After 20 Years, New Asian-American Comedy on American TV
It’s been two decades since a major American network television show featured Asian-American characters. Margaret Cho’s situation-comedy, “All-American Girl,” about a Korean-American punk-rock teenager and her conservative immigrant family was canceled in 1995 after just one season. So it’s not surprising that Asian-American viewers have responded with excitement to “Fresh Off the Boat,” a new ... Wed, 01 Apr 2015 16:33:38 -0700

Avedon exhibit features portraits of 1960s-70s newsmakers
People view the exhibit titled "Richard Avedon: Family Affairs" Tuesday, March 31, 2015, during the press preview at the National Museum of American Jewish History in Philadelphia. The exhibit features dozens of newsmakers in U.S. culture and politics. Tue, 31 Mar 2015 22:36:56 -0700

Panel backs bill on teaching of American history
LITTLE ROCK — A bill to require a review of American history prior to 1820 in history, civic, or social studies classes in middle or high school received a House committee’s endorsement Tuesday. Tue, 31 Mar 2015 20:35:27 -0700

Joan Waugh on Grant's and Lee's 'gentlemen's agreement' ending the Civil War
A century and a half ago, a brief encounter between two men, a Northerner and Southerner, altered the course of American history. I don't mean what you probably have in mind; the Lincoln assassination happened five days later. It was the surrender of Gen. Robert E. Lee to Gen. Ulysses S. Grant.... Tue, 31 Mar 2015 18:52:20 -0700

Cesar Chavez Day: celebrating farmworkers
Cesar Chavez Day on March 31 celebrates the legacy of one of the most influential activists in American history. Chavez spend his career empowering his fellow farmworkers, a group that is still struggling for improved working conditions and living wages.  Tue, 31 Mar 2015 11:36:03 -0700

Jonathan Holloway designated the Edmund Morgan Professor
Jonathan Holloway, newly named as the Edmund Morgan Professor of African American Studies, History, and American Studies, is a specialist in post-emancipation U.S. history with a focus on cultural and intellectual history. Tue, 31 Mar 2015 05:50:45 -0700

Museum of American Finance to Open "America in Circulation: A History of US Currency" Exhibition
NEW YORK -- On Wednesday, April 15, the Museum of American Finance will open "America in Circulation: A History of US Currency Featuring the Collection of Mark R. Shenkman." Visitors will have ... Tue, 31 Mar 2015 05:38:22 -0700

National Museum of American History Accepts Mad Men Artifacts Against Backdrop of Real Advertising History
WASHINGTON, March 27, 2015 PRNewswire/ -- In a special ceremony today, the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History accepted a donation of more than 50 artifacts from Mad Men including costumes, props, sketches and a script as well as Creator Matthew Weiner's personal notes from the AMC drama produced by Lionsgate. The objects include early 1960s-styled clothing and props from two of ... Mon, 30 Mar 2015 13:12:00 -0700

How Philadelphia became the unlikely epicenter of American cricket
Cricket’s roots run surprisingly deep through American history – with Philadelphia playing an unlikely part as the sport’s stateside epicenter The greatest bowler – arguably – in cricket’s long history was an American. Let that sink in for a moment. Here’s another fact: cricket was America’s first modern team sport. Look at the cricketers in their loose fitting, comfortable uniforms, their faces ... Sat, 28 Mar 2015 01:30:12 -0700

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