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Tuesday, December 06, 2016

[haw-info] HAW Notes 12/6/16: Recent articles of interest, including election responses

Some Historians' Post-Election Thoughts

"Why Did 53% of WhiteWomen Voters Go for Donald Trump?"

By Margaret Power, History News Network, posted December 4.

The author teaches history at Illinois Institute of Technology. This article includes insights from her book on right-wing Chilean women and the 1973 overthrow of the Allende government.


"I Will Not Shut Up:America Is Still Worth Fighting For"

By Heather Cox Richardson, NationOfChange.com, posted December 1

The author teaches history at Boston College. This essay was written in response to her inclusion in a post-election "watchlist" of 200 radical educators. (She was removed from the list after her response was posted.)


"Winning: Trump Lovesto Do It, But American Generals Have Forgotten How"

By Andrew J. Bacevich, TomDispatch.com, posted November 29

The author is an emeritus professor of history and international relations at Boston University.


"Good Luck, People of Our 50 States!"

By Vaughn Davis Bornet, History News Network, posted November 27

The author is an emeritus professor of history at Southern Oregon State College. This article blends personal recollections (he is 99) with his research and writing on several US presidents.


"The Case ofXenophobic Hysteria Almost Nobody Remembers"

By Matthew Shannon, History News Network, posted November 27

The author teaches history at Emory & Henry College. This article goes back to the time of the Iranian hostage crisis, detailing anti-Iranian hysteria in the US and often-successful efforts to counter it.


"It Feels Like theFall of Reconstruction"

By Manisha Sinha, History News Network, posted November 22

The author teaches history at the University of Connecticut, Storrs.

Some Other Recent Articles of Interest

"FOIA@250: World'sFirst Freedom of Information Act Dates to 1766"

By the National Security Archive, posted December 2


"America Turned Its Back on Anne Frank, Will Trump Do the Same with Muslim Refugees?"

By Robert Fisk, CounterPunch.org, posted November 28


"The Iran-Contra Affair 30 Years Later: A Milestone in Post-Truth Politics"

By the National Security Archive, posted November 25


"Remembering the U.S. Soldiers Who Refused Orders to Murder Native Americans at Sand Creek"

By Billy J. Stratton, The conversation, posted November 21

The author teaches in Native American studies at the University of Denver.

Thanks to an anonymous reader who suggested two of the article include in the above lists. Suggestions can be sent to jimobrien48@gmail.com.