The History of the Americans

The History of the Americans

Sidebar: Announcements and Some News From History Twitter

November 18, 2021

This episode is off the timeline. We look at the various crimes against humanity to be found on “History Twitter,” the idea of pursuing a “useable” history and the perils therein, whether we should reduce the Constitution to Twitter-friendly labels such as “pro-slavery” or “anti-slavery,” and the disrespect many younger professors and graduate students show for the greatest historian of the American Revolution and the founding period, Brown University’s Gordon Wood, who is still pumping out sharply written books in his late eighties and standing up for history as a discipline. I also talk about some other podcasts that I like.

Oh, and it sounds slightly different because I have a new microphone in Austin and forgot to buy a foam cover for it. That will be fixed next time.


References for this episode

Gordon Wood, Power and Liberty: Constitutionalism in the American Revolution

Good Will Hunting (Bar Scene)

The University of Austin

Podcasts mentioned

History of England Podcast

Ben Franklin’s World

American Revolution Podcast

The American Story

[Abridged] Presidential Histories

Civics and Coffee

The History of North America

Age of Jackson Podcast

A New History of Old Texas

Nudie Reads

The Reason Roundtable

The Fifth Column Podcast

Making Sense by Sam Harris

The Dishcast with Andrew Sullivan

Walk-Ins Welcome with Bridget Phetasy

The Prof G Pod with Scott Galloway

Honestly with Bari Weiss