Although not a government info resource, this site may be of use to researchers, students, and teachers. George Mason University’s History News Network (HNN) features articles and excerpts by professional (scholarly?) historians.
The authors range from left, right, and center. The siteâ€™s motto is â€œBecause the Past is the Present, and the Future tooâ€. They describe their mission in part being
â€œ(t)o expose politicians who misrepresent history. To point out bogus analogies. To deflate beguiling myths. To remind Americans of the irony of history. To put events in context. To remind us all of the complexity of history.â€
The lead editor is Richard Shenkman of George Mason University, author of several books of history –notably â€œLegends, Lies, and Cherished Myths of American Historyâ€.
The current Most Popular Article: Richard K. Neumann Jr.: “The Myth That “Eight Battleships Were Sunk” At Pearl Harbor“. The All-Time Favorite is “What Is the Difference Between Sunni and Shiite Muslims–and Why Does It Matter?” (written in 2002).
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