My husband was away for an intense two-week business trip, so I was left to care for our two wonderful, but utterly demanding toddlers on my own. Needless to say, life has been hectic. In the midst of the craziness, I have been intending to write a piece on the Watergate Scandal and its implications for the Russian investigation that is entangling our current president. Yet, something tremendous has happened over the past week and its historical importance demands our attention. (I know, I know; I keep promising a Watergate post. I will get to it, I promise!) But, first, let’s discuss the 2017 release of the JFK records.
Well, it’s been a crazy October so far. Family visiting, trip to the Maryland Renaissance Fair, and a visit to Chuck E. Cheese! Today, my partner is leaving for two weeks, so for I’ll be caring for the kids singlehandedly. Wish me luck! It’s going to be a NUTHOUSE.
I am thrilled to see my article, “The Equal Rights Amendment and the Rise of Emancipationism,” published in Frontiers‘ special issue on the ERA. My article is based on a paper that I presented at “The ERA in the 21st Century” conference in November 2013. It also builds upon two chapters from my PhD dissertation, which I successfully defended in March 2014.
This past August my family and I traveled to Hilton Head Island, South Carolina (HHI). It was an over ten-hour drive from where we live in Maryland. I will just add that such a long car ride with two toddlers is a form of hell that I hope most people will never, ever have to experience. Not to mention that my daughter came down with a horrible ear infection and a MRSA infection in her foot that then spread to my husband’s leg.
But, I’ll be back by September with fresh pieces on the history of Hilton Head Island, the watergate scandal, and fascism.
Until then, please read this piece I wrote on the myths and legacies of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. With all the talk about “fire and fury,” nuclear history is more important than ever right now. In nuclear war, no one wins. NO ONE.