Historical Methods and Practice Panel

Eric Foner moderated a panel discussion, "How Can We Know (and Tell) What Happened in the Past?, with authors Jill Lepore, David Levering… read more

Eric Foner moderated a panel discussion, "How Can We Know (and Tell) What Happened in the Past?, with authors Jill Lepore, David Levering Lewis, Megan Marshall, and Patricia O’Toole. The discussion focused on research findings that changed the panelists' mind, and then, they responded to audience members' questions. 

Jill Lepore is the author of numerous books, including The Name of War and New York Burning, which was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. She is currently an American history professor and chair of the history and literature program at Harvard University. 

David Levering Lewis is the author of several books, including two biographies of W.E.B. Du Bois, W.E.B. Du Bois, 1868-1919: Biography of a Race and W.E.B. Du Bois: The Fight for Equality and the American Century, 1919-1963, that have each won the Pulitzer Prize for biography. 

Megan Marshall is the author of The Peabody Sisters: Three Women Who Ignited American Romanticism, which was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize and was recipient of the Frances Parkman Prize, awarded by the Society of American Historians. Ms. Marshall is currently teaching writing and the art of archival research at Emerson College. 

Patricia O’Toole is the author of several books, including The Five of Hearts: An Intimate Portrait of Henry Adams and His Friends, which was the recipient of the National Book Critics Circle Award and a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. Ms. O’Toole is currently teaching literary nonfiction at Columbia University. 

Eric Foner is a history professor at Columbia University. He is the author of several books, including Who Owns History? Mr. Foner was formerly the president of the Organization of American Historians. close

*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.

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Historical Methods and Practice Panel

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Location:
Key West, Florida, United States
First Aired:
Mar 14, 2009
Last Aired:
Aug 9, 2009

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  • Mar 14, 2009 | 11:16am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Mar 15, 2009 | 12:19am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Aug 08, 2009 | 1:58pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Aug 09, 2009 | 1:58am EDT | C-SPAN 2
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