The National Trust has been assessing the damage that Gustav and Ike inflicted on historic structures in Galveston and elsewhere (even as far north as Plano, Illinois). More upsetting is this news from New Orleans: The Trust also reports increased pressure from the Nagin administration in New Orleans to demolish historic properties damaged by Hurricane… Continue reading »
Is Ambrose Bierce, a k a the Broad-Gauge Gossip, really bidding farewell to the blogosphere? In a few short weeks, the pseudonymous and apparently well-connected blogger has kicked up quite a stir with his/her reports on the tenure-and promotion racket at high-profile history departments. Say it ain’t so, A.B. Don’t let a few naysayers force… Continue reading »
Do you ever get the feeling that bookers for TV news shows need to expand their rolodexes a wee bit, especially when they’re in need of historians to put the current election in a little bit o’ perspective? Why is it always Michael Beschloss, Michael Beschloss, and Michael Beschloss? And where, some of us have… Continue reading »
Want to find out who’s in at Princeton, who’s out at “Leland Stanford Junior University“? Itching to know which history departments are imploding and which are on the rise? Ambrose Bierce has the inside scoop at the Broad-Gauge Gossip. Catch him/her now before someone decides to out the pseudonymous blogger.
So reports AHA Today, the American Historical Association’s blog (which I highly recommend checking out if you haven’t already): In a ruling issued August 26th, U.S. District Judge Alvin K. Hellerstein ordered the release of most of the grand jury testimony from the case of Julius and Ethel Rosenberg, and a related case against Abraham… Continue reading »