Wednesday, July 10, 2013

A link to a thought-provoking blog post on book titles

     I want to say a little something about Edmund Morgan, who died yesterday, as well as about his book American Slavery American Freedom, and teaching in Hungary.  Before I do, though, I am reading what others have had to say about Edmund Morgan, and found this useful post by the Tenured Radical.  It riffs off of Edmund Morgan's great writing to point out how he succeeded in doing what many academic historians fail to do: reach readers who are not professional historians.  Read it, if you feel inclined, and then tell me what you think of my working title.  I could use the advice.  My title is Five Lives Shaped by the Poor Law: Stories of Welfare in the Early American Republic

What do you think?

1 comment:

  1. Another short commentary I really liked on Edmund Morgan and good writing is here: