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Tim’s Light Reading (2/19/2010)

1. Historians As Activists—Against Bad History: The History Channel is at it again—meaning irritating professional historians. InsideHigherEd has relayed that a group of political historians are protesting an upcoming series on the Kennedy family. The show’s script writer, however, retorts that their complaints are premature—that the show isn’t finished yet. Saying that the show is “not a documentary [but] a dramatization,” Steve Kronish actually underscores other important issues in history—popularization versus nuance, public history versus traditional practice, the role of money in distorting exchanges about history, and political families who protect their legacies via manipulating archival access and lording over Read more