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Tim’s Light Reading (10/26/2009)

1. White on Lears: Richard White recently reviewed Jackson Lears’s Rebirth of a Nation: The Making of Modern America,1877-1920 for The Nation‘s upcoming Nov. 2, 2009 issue. It’s a long review and I’m still absorbing both it and the message of Professor Lears’s book. But I nevertheless recommend it because of Lears’s motion to reset the paradigm from Robert Wiebe’s search-for-order view of the era. 2. “Politics and Letters”: This is the name of James Livingston’s weblog. Professor Livingston will be giving the plenary at the Second Annual USIH Conference next month in NYC. The title of his paper is: Read more