Category: American History

  • Was Historical Objectivity Overthrown?

    Was Historical Objectivity Overthrown?

    This is an historiographic essay from my graduate program’s History & Theory reading seminar. I centered the paper on Peter Novick’s That Noble Dream: The ‘Objectivity Question’ and the American Historical Profession. This is a great book to read. I wanted to get more grounded in intellectual history as well as get more exposure in American history. I believe objectivity…

  • Reparations: A Dish Best Served Cold

    Reparations: A Dish Best Served Cold

    The following post was originally an historiographic discussion submitted as a term paper for a Modern European History reading colloquium. This was the first paper I ever wrote in my graduate history program. Reading it again years later, I’m still happy with the paper though I should have added more of my own thoughts and…

  • Chicago Fog Archive, Blog 2.0

    Chicago Fog Archive, Blog 2.0

    Syria, Anarchism’s Bad Brand, and Libya: Early experiments in essays for which Chicago Fog begs the reader’s forgiveness in advance of reading.