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Are the Culture Wars History? Part II

The following guest post, by Adam Laats, is the second in our AHA roundtable on culture wars historiography. For an introduction to the roundtable and the first entry, by me (Andrew Hartman), click here. The Hundred Years’ War Adam Laats, SUNY Binghamton; [email protected] Does it help us understand the twentieth century better if we talk about culture wars?  I think it does, in a few important ways.  In short, talking about culture wars gives us indispensable context and necessary connections between a series of related events.  It frees us from relying on inaccurate and self-interested definitions. To be clear, I’m Read more