What Does “America” Look Like?

Because of President Trump's frequent use last week of words like "our history," "heritage," and "lovely statues," I found myself thinking about the image of "America" emanating from the Trump White House. It looks something like this: Peering at such images on the Internet (I searched Google for "Trump surrounded by white men"), my mind... Continue Reading →

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Global Media Reaction to Charlottesville and Trump’s Comments

In the US, high school teachers are preparing for the fall semester, due to begin after Labor Day in early September. They are also following the events in and about Charlottesville and wondering how they will incorporate them into their lessons. As someone who teaches American history, I will sadly include discussion of contemporary white... Continue Reading →