Why We Need a National Monument to Reconstruction – The New York Times

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Devouring (and Drinking) American History – The New York Times

From her tiny kitchen in Chinatown, Sarah Lohman, a self-described historic gastronome, recreates eating regimens of yore.

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At New York immigration museum, guides cope with hostile remarks | Reuters

By Sebastien MaloNEW YORK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – A New York City history museum that celebrates immigration to the United States is giving it

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http://ncph.org/history-at-work/a-response-to-the-election/

What role should public historians play in advocating for issues of “justice and equality”in the midst of a divisive political climate, and possibly divisive presidential leadership?

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Public History and Shared Authority at SEAC

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Attendees of this year’s Southeastern Archaeological Conference  in Athens, GA, were able to view the traveling Long Swamp: Life in the Etowah River Valley exhibit.  The exhibit uses a variety of media sources to present visitors with a museum-like experience in nearly any indoor setting.  Packable interpretive panels surround the exhibit, creating a “room” and helping to define the space.  Centrally located interactive touch-screens allow visitors to explore the Mississippian platform mound site.  Acrylic cases displaying artifacts move the cultural remains of these prehistoric people from “out of the shed and into the head”, an important focus of the exhibit’s mission.  The Long Swamp exhibit includes contributions from a wide-variety of stakeholders: the Antonio J. Waring Archaeology Lab, a curation facility that stores the archaeological assemblage recovered at Long Swamp; the Georgia Department of Transportation, who regularly encounter and interpret archaeological sites during road and other development projects; community partners including museum professionals and archaeologists; and members of Tribal groups who in some cases are descended from the Native Americans that lived at Long Swamp.  Exhibitors plan on bringing the collection to Indian Reservations in Oklahoma, where members of tribes forcibly removed from the Southeast can experience the interpretation of a site once inhabited by their ancestors.  The Long Swamp exhibit is an excellent example of the use of multi-media interpretive tools and a large network of stakeholders in a unique and adaptable museum design.

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Why Dakota Is the New Keystone – NYTimes.com

http://mobile.nytimes.com/2016/10/29/opinion/why-dakota-is-the-new-keystone.html?_r=0&referer=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.google.com%2F

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The perfect spot for a reckoning with Reconstruction – The Washington Post

President Obama should designate a site in Beaufort County, S.C., as a monument to the era.

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