It looks like the Young Turks at The Junto are going to spend the week tackling early American political history. I am looking forward to it.
Ben Park sets the stage. A taste:
Yet no movement is without its flaws and weaknesses; nor does any
historiographical label last forever. (Especially when a new generation
must go through the ceremonial ritual of making a strawman of their
elders and cultivating a proud image of their “new” and “cutting-edge”
work.) This week, we at The Junto will take a look back at the most
recent generation of political history and highlight the strengths and
weaknesses, as well as posit where the field may go from here. (Though
“The New New New Political History” just sounds awkward.) To offer an
eclectic glimpse, our roundtable, as currently constituted, will include
looks at race, gender, economy, state formation, and the public sphere.
We will then (hopefully) be privileged to have a response from Andrew
Robertson. We hope you will participate in the comments, extend the
dialogue further, and help us turn the world upside-down. Or at least
help us have a good time.