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American History Untucked 16 -- Keith Harris

American History Untucked 16 -- Keith Harris



My guest for this episode is Keith Harris. Keith is probably familiar to many people as the man behind the popular blog Cosmic America, which has now been replaced by his new site keithharrishistory. Keith is also the editor of an exciting new online journal, The Americanist Independent and the author of a recently published book, Across the Bloody Chasm: The Culture of Commemoration among Civil War Veterans.In our conversation, we talk about engaging with the public, about his recent and upcoming publications, and about the problems with the academic job market for historians.Here's a clip from my favorite feature from his old blog, Office Hours: