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Speaking on American Nations, Chicago, Illinois, Oct. 25 (Private)

I’ll be speaking about U.S. regionalism and American Nations: A History of the Eleven Rival Regional Cultures in North America at the National Society of Colonial Dames in the State… Read more »

Should we replace the U.S. National Anthem?

Over the July 4th weekend the Washington Post published my review of musicologist Mark Clague’s new book, O Say Can You Hear?: A Cultural Biography of The Star Spangled Banner, a book… Read more »

Reviewing David Hackett Fisher’s Albion’s Seed sequel in Washington Monthly

More than thirty years ago, Brandeis historian David Hackett Fischer resuscitated the effort to develop a historical narrative of the United States with a book called Albion’s Seed, a sweeping… Read more »

Speaking on the Caribbean Pirates (virtually), NYC, June 23

I’ll be speaking about Blackbeard and the great Golden age pirate gang in a virtual presentation hosted by the Queens Public Library in New York’s Cambria Heights neighborhood on June… Read more »

Presenting at Cornell IOPGA’s Summit on Democracy, NYC, May 24

  This coming Tuesday, Cornell’s Institute of Politics and Global Affairs in New York City is bringing together an array of prominent experts — including Reps. Adam Schiff (D-CA) and… Read more »

American Nations – Now in Chinese

I’m pleased to learn that American Nations: A History of the Eleven Rival Regional Cultures of North America has been available in Simplified Chinese translation in the world’s largest market… Read more »

Reviewing Yascha Mounk’s “Great Experiment” in Washington Monthly

The world’s ongoing slide into authoritarianism has generated a frantic effort among political scientists, historians, and national security experts to identify the causes and possible solutions. University of Chicago law… Read more »

Speaking on Union and the struggle to forge a story of U.S. nationhood in Newport, R.I, April 21

On April 21 at 7pm I’ll be speaking on my most recent book, Union: The Struggle to Forge the Story of United States Nationhood, and the battle between civic and… Read more »

Speaking on Union, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Mar. 16 (private)

I’ll be speaking on my most recent book, Union: The Struggle to Forge the Story of United States Nationhood, and the battle between civic and ethno-nationalist visions of the country… Read more »

Signing at Leopold’s Books Bar Caffe, Madison, Wisconsin, Mar. 15

I’ll be doing an informal Q&A and signing books at Madison, Wisconsin’s very own Leopold Books Bar Caffe on March 15 from 6 to 7pm. Come by and chat about… Read more »