November 2017 Blog Posts

A Summer Seminar on American Communism

American Communists demonstrate in New York City’s Union Square in 1929.
By Harvey Klehr, Andrew W. Mellon Professor of Politics and History, Department of Political Science, Emory University. Why should teachers care about the history of the Communist Party in the United States?Read More »
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Martin Luther: A Conversation Part II

Martin Luther (1483–1546) by Heirich Aldegrever
Craig Harline, professor of history at Brigham Young University, received an NEH Public Scholar grant to write about Martin Luther between the years 1517 and 1522. His book, A World Ablaze: The Rise of Martin Luther and the Birth of the Reformation, was published by Oxford University Press in October 2017. Part II of a two-part conversation between Craig Harline and EDSITEment follows.How did Luther’s ninety-five theses take hold so quickly?Read More »
Categories Closer Readings