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April 30, 2013

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Matt Crow

I don't think many other scholars appreciate just how important public history is- good public history would be a fundamental component of any genuinely democratic constitutionalism (so much so that we would need a kind of "public historiography.")

On a related front, see the recent news from Monticello:

http://www.monticello.org/site/press/monticello-to-receive-10-million-gift-restoration-efforts

Alfred Brophy

I'm in 100% agreement with you on this, Matt. Public history is crucial in shaping how people think about our past, and ultimately, our present. Groups like the United Daughters of the Confederacy recognized in the early 20th century. That understanding has been lost over time and I think it's unfortunate that academic history is too frequently divorced from public history.

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