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Chicago Magazine, Alabama Political Reporter on American Nations; Jeff Daniels on Union

As the highest-stakes U.S. election since 1860 fast approaches, various news outlets have been using American Nations to explain how things got so bad. Most interesting for me is when they… Read more »

Speaking on UNION via the Boston Athenaeum, Sept. 23

It is my great pleasure to be returning to the Boston Athenaeum on this coming Wednesday, September 23, this time to speak on my new book, Union: The Struggle to Forge… Read more »

Talking with the Boston Globe about UNION and the war for America’s soul

It was a pleasure speaking with the Boston Globe‘s David Scharfenberg last week about the struggle over the soul of the United States between defining ourselves by our ideals and… Read more »

Talking with The New Yorker about the forces of U.S. disunity

Almost a decade ago I posited, in the epilogue of American Nations, that the United States is vulnerable to dissolution. We’re an unwieldy federation of rival regional cultures, many of… Read more »

Speaking on UNION and the creation and future of U.S. nationhood, Sept. 7 via Jesup Memorial Library

On the evening of Labor Day, September 7, I’ll be giving a virtual talk and answering questions about Union: The Struggle to Forge the Story of United States Nationhood and the… Read more »

Speaking on Union and the battle to define US nationhood with the German Marshall Fund, Sept. 1

On September 1 at 10:30 Eastern (4:30 CET), I’ll be speaking with the German Marshall Fund’s executive vice president, Derek Chollet about Union: The Struggle to Forge the Story of… Read more »

Talking UNION with New Books Network

I recently sat down, virtually, with Diana DePasquale, instructor and doctoral candidate in American Studies at Bowling Green State University, to discuss my new book, Union: The Struggle to Forge the… Read more »

Talking UNION with Majority Report’s Sam Seder

Yesterday I had an enjoyable conversation with Sam Seder of the “Majority Report” podcast about the struggle to create a story of United States nationhood in the 19th century and… Read more »

An Online Event for UNION for Press Herald Subscribers, July 22

The Portland Press Herald is hosting a special event for subscribers: an online conversation between myself and Pulizter Prize-winning journalist and Press Herald digital editor Katherine Lee about Union: The… Read more »

Maine Sunday Telegram reviews UNION

Thanks to Thomas Urquhart for his review of my new book, Union: The Struggle to Forge the Story of United States Nationhood, which recognizes the book’s position in an informal… Read more »