Tag Archives: Martha Hodes

"Letters to a Tenured Historian" now available

My Writing of History class is now reading exemplary histories. In historiography-driven courses, so often the new trumps all. But when a course focuses on history writing, there is a fruitful dialogue between new books and old, often with a different … Continue reading

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AHA sessions for writer-historians

Are you headed to the AHA Conference in January? If so, these sessions might be of particular interest to us writer-historians: The Promise and Pitfalls of Writing for Readers beyond the Academy Friday, January 2, 2009: 3:30 PM-5:30 PM Nassau … Continue reading

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Episode 2, Part 2: Martha Hodes

This episode offers a candid discussion with Martha Hodes about the background for her latest book, her daily writing practices, her teaching of experimental history in the classroom, and some advice to graduate students about ‘finding the story’ in their … Continue reading

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Episode 2, Part 1: Martha Hodes

This episode of Making History Podcast features historian Martha Hodes reading excerpts from her book The Sea Captain’s Wife: A True Story of Love, Race, and War in the Nineteenth Century. Following her reading, Martha discusses various stylistic choices she … Continue reading

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Martha Hodes podcast–coming soon!

By the end of the week I will post part 1 of my podcast interview with historian Martha Hodes. In the meantime, enjoy the offerings at the website for her latest book, The Sea Captain’s Wife.

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Experimental History with Martha Hodes

A few months ago I heard Martha Hodes speak about her latest book, The Sea Captain’s Wife. Most of the questions from the audience centered on the accessibility of her writing and its appeal to a mainstream audience. During the … Continue reading

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