The Lakefront Historian

A Student-Run Public History Blog from Chicago

“Motoring Through Edgewater”: A Review

The following review evaluates the newest exhibit at the Edgewater Historical Society, located at 5358 N. Ashland Avenue in Chicago. The museum is open to the public from 1-4pm on Saturdays and … Continue reading

February 24, 2015 · Leave a comment

People Power and Sacred Cows: More Thoughts on SELMA

I agree with much of what my colleague Devin Hunter has written, but am still struggling with my reactions to Selma. Something about it just didn’t entirely connect with me … Continue reading

January 9, 2015 · 5 Comments

Some Initial Thoughts on SELMA

I was lucky enough to catch a pre-wide release showing of Selma earlier this week, when colleague Anthony Di Lorenzo and I braved Arctic weather to trudge to the multiplex. Overall, with … Continue reading

January 7, 2015 · 1 Comment

My Favorite Historical Lecture

James Baldwin and William F. Buckley Debate Video (Click the link above to skip the commentary and watch the debate) Since I finished my summer independent study course last week, you will … Continue reading

August 6, 2014 · Leave a comment

Review of Avengers of the New World by Laurent Dubois

LAURENT DUBOIS. Avengers of the New World: The Story of the Haitian Revolution. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, York: The Dial Press, 2004. Pp. viii, 357. $17.95. Avengers of the … Continue reading

July 31, 2014 · Leave a comment

Review of The Black Jacobins by C.L.R. James

CYRIL LIONEL ROBERT JAMES. The Black Jacobins: Toussaint L’Ouverture and the San Domingo Revolution. New York: The Dial Press, 1938. Pp. xi, 396. $3.75. Introduction: The Black Jacobins is the seventh and most … Continue reading

July 23, 2014 · Leave a comment

Review of The Slave Ship by Marcus Rediker

MARCUS REDIKER. The Slave Ship: A Human History. New York: Viking Press, 2007. Pp. 434. $27.95. Introduction: The Slave Ship is the fourth book written by Marcus Rediker, a prize-winning American historian … Continue reading

July 16, 2014 · Leave a comment

Review of Capitalism and Slavery by Eric Williams

ERIC WILLIAMS. Capitalism and Slavery. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1944. Pp. ix, 245. $29.95. Capitalism and Slavery is the first and most important work by the late Trinidadian scholar … Continue reading

July 8, 2014 · Leave a comment

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