I still rely on and value deeply these brick-and-mortar archives, but my research in Jim Crow Wisdom has taught me to value the archive of the imagination as well. Like any archive, the imagination is a place that is fundamentally about assemblage: a mixture of our best efforts to remember the past accurately, the eroding effects of time, and a desire for narrative clarity and poignancy. Relying on the imagination for its archival properties is central to this book and helps us develop a richer sense of memory and of history. Continue Reading Jonathan Scott Holloway: Where Does a Historian Find the Truth?
No clever blog entry today. Today is simply a day to remember those we lost in New York, in DC and in Pennsylvania. It’s a day to remember what it means to be an American, what it means to be a citizen and what it means to fight for the liberties and the rights our… Continue Reading Seven Years Ago