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Q&A with William H. Lee, whose family publishes the Sacramento Observer By Stephen Magagnini , Sacramento Bee. Published: Thursday, May. 2, 2013 - 3:55 pm
"For half a century, William H. Lee and his family have piloted the Sacramento Observer, a weekly paper that has been the face, voice and pulse of African Americans in the region. His wife, Kathryn C. Lee, whom he married in 1961, served as the paper's inspiration and financial manager until her death on March 25. Their son Larry Lee is now president and general manager."
Read more here: http://www.sacbee.com/2013/05/02/5390982/qa-with-william-h-lee-whose-family.html#storylink=cpy
The Shocking Savagery of America’s Early History, Smithsonian March 2013
Bernard Bailyn, one of our greatest historians, shines his light on the nation’s Dark Ages Read more: http://www.smithsonianmag.com/history-archaeology/The-Shocking-Savagery-of-Americas-Early-History-192122641.html#ixzz2Myl9QYoL
When Did Humans Come to the Americas?
Recent scientific findings date their arrival earlier than ever thought, sparking hot debate among archaeologists. http://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/When-Did-Humans-Come-to-the-Americas-187951111.html#ixzz2MK6iR0Vk
Bones Under Parking Lot Belonged to Richard III. By JOHN F. BURNS Published: February 4, 2013
On Monday, confirming what many historians and archaeologists had suspected, a team of experts at the University of Leicester concluded on the basis of DNA and other evidence that the skeletal remains were those of King Richard III, for centuries the most reviled of English monarchs. But the conclusion, said to have been reached “beyond any reasonable doubt,” promised to achieve much more than an end to the oblivion that has been Richard’s fate since his death on Aug. 22, 1485, at the Battle of Bosworth Field, 20 miles from this ancient city in the sheep country of England’s East Midlands.
What's Happening Sacramento? Led by curators of the Oakland Museum of California (OMCA) and Sacramento State history professor Lee Simpson, students have created a project documenting community perspectives on how important the Sacramento and American Rivers are to the region. The resulting exhibition, called What's Happening Sacramento? paints a rich picture of life in the Sacramento area through oral history interviews, interpretive text, short videos, and artifacts. Part of the ongoing series, What's Happening, California?, the project reflects a mission to connect communities to the cultural and environmental heritage of California. The exhibit will be on display at the Oakland Museum of California from January 5 to March 24.
Coming Megafloods. Michael Dettinger & Lynn Ingram, Scientific American, Jan. 2013, v. 308, n. 1.
The intense rainstorms sweeping in from the Pacific Ocean began to pound central California on Christmas Eve in 1861 and continued virtually unabatted for 43 days. The deluges quickly transformed rivers running down from the Sierra Nevada mountains along the state's eastern border into raging torrents that swept away entire communities and mining settlements.
Historian Gerda Lerner
A pioneer in the creation of women's studies as an academic discipline, has died in Madison, Wisc. She was 92.
A prolific feminist author, Lerner wrote texts that traced the history of patriarchy going back thousands of years to more modern topics, such as African American women's history. Her many books included a two volume work called
Eugene D. Genovese, Historian of South, Dies at 82
A prizewinning historian who challenged conventional thinking on slavery in the American South by stressing its paternalism as he traveled a personal intellectual journey from Marxism to conservative Catholicism, died on Wednesday at his home in Atlanta.
Marriage Factor. January 3, 2013 by Scott Jaschik
Marriage appears to speed up the advancement of male historians but slow down that of female historians, according to new data from the American Historical Association. The new study by Robert B. Townsend, deputy director of the AHA (available to association members here), comes from a survey of 2,240 associate and full professors of history. Last month the association released the first part of the study, saving the analysis of gender issues for this month.
Read more: http://www.insidehighered.com/news/2013/01/03/study-identifies-patterns-gender-senior-historians-careers#ixzz2HcXILoV2
Cuban Missile Crisis - Insight Radio Show (interview with Professor Joesph Palermo
50 years ago the world was on the verge of nuclear annihilation. The Soviet Union's attempt to stage nuclear missiles in Cuba led to a 13-day standoff between the United States and its Communist counterpart, which ended 50 years ago this weekend. We'll take a look back at what it was like to live in America during those 13 days and how the nation's president, John F. Kennedy, ultimately averted humanity's greatest disaster. We'll also look at new public documents from then Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy showing just how close to nuclear war we really were.
Restore The California Delta! To What, Exactly? by Lauren Sommer. October 7, 2012 from KQED
In California, state officials are planning a multibillion-dollar environmental restoration of the inland delta near San Francisco Bay. There's only one problem: No one knows what the landscape used to look like. Ninety-seven percent of the original wetlands are gone, so the state is turning to historians for help.