June 2009 Historically Speaking On-line

Randall Stephens

The new issue of Historically Speaking (June 2009) was mailed out a couple weeks back. And now it's up on Project Muse. This issue includes several authors who have not appeared in our pages before--Wendy Moore, Mary Beard, Mike Bowen, Brenda Wineapple (whose recent book, White Heat, was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award), Steven Ward, and others. It also features interviews, letters, two essays on literary history, and a lively lead piece by Peter Coclanis, which has my vote for best title. And . . . to top it off, Chris Beneke returns with a provocative piece about progress in history.

"Two Cheers for Revolution: The Virtues of Regime Change in World Agriculture"
Peter A. Coclanis

"Love and Marriage in 18th-Century Britain"
Wendy Moore

"Adam’s Ancestors: An Interview with David N. Livingstone"
Conducted by Donald A. Yerxa

"Nelson: Searching for the Sublime"
Andrew D. Lambert

"Rome Unearthed: An Interview with Mary Beard on Pompeii and the Ancient World"
Conducted by Randall J. Stephens

"Emily Dickinson and Thomas Wentworth Higginson"
Brenda Wineapple

"The Fictive Transformation of American Nationalism after Sir Walter Scott"
David Moltke-Hansen

"The Spartacus War: An Interview with Barry Strauss"
Conducted by Donald A. Yerxa

"America’s Whiggish Religious Revolution: An Instance in the Progress of History"
Chris Beneke

"From Gentleman’s Club to Professional Body: The Evolution of the History Department in the United States"
William G. Palmer

"Religious History and the Historian’s Craft: An Interview with Amanda Porterfield"
Conducted by Randall J. Stephens

"Iran’s Challenging Victory Narrative"
Steven Ward

"The Lessons of 1948"
Michael Bowen