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James F. Brooks

Editor’s Corner: Burdens Borne, and Raised

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Editors’ note: We publish The Public Historian editor James F. Brooks’s introduction to the November 2020 issue of The Public Historian here. The entire issue is available online to National Council on Public History members and to others with subscription access. Read More

Editor’s Corner: Commemorating Queer History

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This special issue, guest-edited by historian Melinda Marie Jetté and timed to commemorate the fiftieth anniversary of the Stonewall uprising in New York City, sparked a query among our editorial alumni and archives to identify just when The Public Historian first embraced the lives of LGBTQ people among our public history constituents. Read More

A long journey to the Washington Mall

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Editor’s note: We publish TPH editor James F. Brooks’s introduction to the August 2018 issue of The Public Historian. The entire issue is available online to National Council on Public History members.

On October 28, 2016, the editorial team of The Public Historian waited in a crisp windy dawn for the doors of the National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC) to open. Read More