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Weekend Roundup

  • Kyle Volk, University of Montana, discusses prohibition in the 1850s on the podcast, Unsung History, hosted by Kelly Therese Pollock. 
  • ICYMI: The medievalist Susan Reynolds has died (The Guardian).  Akhil Reed Amar’s The Words That Made Us: America’s Constitutional Conversation, 1760-1840, is reviewed in the Roanoke Times.
  • The fall 2021 line-up in the Washington History Seminar is out.  Presenters include: Mia Bay, Traveling Black: A Story of Race and Resistance; Elizabeth Shermer, Indentured Students: How Government-Guaranteed Loans Left Generations Drowning in College Debt; Mark Bradley and [LHB Founder] Mary Dudziak, Making the Forever War: Marilyn B. Young on the Culture and Politics of American Militarism; Thomas Guglielmo, Divisions: A New History of Racism and Resistance in America’s World War II Military; Linda Colley, The Gun, the Ship, and the Pen: Warfare, Constitutions, and the Making of the Modern World; Kate Larson, Walk with Me: A Biography of Fannie Lou Hamer; and Caley Horan, Insurance Era: Risk, Governance, and the Privatization of Security in Postwar America.
  • And, in Second Amendment news, according to Judge Richard Gardiner of the Fairfax County [Virginia] Circuit Court, “going armed” in the 1328 English Statute of Northampton did not mean "packing heat."  It meant "wearing armor."  More.

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