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Historians/History


  • The Internet at 50: Four Steps in Transforming the Digital World

    by Harlan Lebo

    The internet may have been “born” in October 1969, but it then percolated for years as complex, near-impenetrable masses of data stored in computers around the world. Online technology would evolve for more than two decades before it would become practical for everyone to use. 


  • On Weather and History

    by M. Andrew Holowchak

    Thomas Jefferson’s Climate-Induced “Philosophical Hangover” Explained.



  • Are we telling the right story of America?

    Two historians explore the myths and truths that sustain a nation-state. THIS AMERICA: The Case for the Nation By Jill Lepore. Liveright. 150 pp. $16.95; THE HEARTLAND: An American History By Kristin L. Hoganson. Penguin. 399 pp. $30