The Partisan Media: Then and Now

In a recent editorial, well-known TV personality Ted Koppel criticized the state of today's media cacophony: We live now in a cable news universe that celebrates the opinions of [Keith] Olbermann, Rachel Maddow, Chris Matthews, Glenn Beck, Sean Hannity¬†and Bill O'Reilly - individuals¬†who hold up the twin pillars of political partisanship and who are encouraged … Continue reading The Partisan Media: Then and Now

Virginia Emigrants to Liberia

One of the small pleasures in my life is reading the book reviews in a new issue of an academic journal. It gives me the opportunity to see how other historians view major works in my own field of research, as well as exposing me to new books that I might have overlooked. The August … Continue reading Virginia Emigrants to Liberia