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Kudos to Professional Journalists and Historians

August 22, 2013

About a year ago an education reporter, based in Baltimore, called to ask about my work on the history of the AP program.* After a long gestation period Liz Bowie produced this article. So what? This is *precisely* why serious historical scholarship exists—as well as professional reporting. Democratic dialogue about pertinent issues is founded on the ability to research, to get the backstory and think historically. Kudos to Liz Bowie and professional journalism—and to the historians who do recent history.

*Here’s the book in which my work appeared.

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