History News Network

History News Network

From Richard Shenkman

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Welcome to George Washington University's History News Network (HNN). Our mission is to help put current events into historical perspective. Each week HNN features up to a dozen fresh op eds by prominent historians. Our archives, extending over the past decade, include thousands of well-researched pieces.

 

Testimonials

Eric Foner:  "I find the History News Network indispensable for keeping up with new publications and new interpretations, and keeping track of debates over history, in both its academic and public forms, throughout the world."

 

Sean Wilentz:  "The History News Network is one of the strongest reasons to cheer for the rise of the World Wide Web as a source of scholarly news and information. Thanks to Rick Shenkman's steadfast openness, fairness, and sheer energy, HNN has become one of those rare sites where the reports can rise well above professorial gossip and trash talk, and where all sides of an argument can get a hearing, I read it, I write for it, and I prize it."

 

Walter LaFaber:  "As its wide coverage and its impressive numbers of hits-per-week indicate, HNN has become the most important -- and reliable -- source for fresh historical interpretation and, of special note, for the understanding of current events placed, often provocatively, in their historical contexts."

 

 

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