It’s almost like being there…
In no particular order with a representative tweet included:
History News Network: Eric Foner: I don’t think the 14th Amendment could be ratified *today*, so let’s not underestimate impact of Reconstruction
Samuel Redman: Academic historians tend to emphasize analysis, theory, and tough questions. NPS generally emphasizes story and narrative in programming.
Mark Robertson: The discussion ranged far beyond their subjects into social activism and the role of historians in society.
Alexis Coe: “It wasn’t in the archives” and “It didn’t factor in” are disappointing answers from really good historians
Dianne M. Sommerville: Foner took issue with hd history teacher who said Reconstruction Act worst law in Am hist. No, Foner said, Alien & Sedition Act
Suzanne Fischer: These are great papers, but what’s with this reading of papers and no pictures? All these pamphlet/alt press sources are important