Having worked at the New-York Historical Society since my sophomore year, I have been asked multiple times in various contexts, why do I love history? There is the standard answer of not repeating mistakes and placing current events in a greater context, but for this blog post I thought I might try and answer this question in greater depth.
In various sciences, there is a phenomenon known as emergence theory which states that simple interactions...Read More
Inspired by the New-York Historical Society’s huge collection of campaign buttons, as well as the upcoming election, I have chosen to study the evolution of presidential campaigns through the 20th century. As I’ve been watching the campaign commercials of the Republican nominees, I’ve been struck by the degree to which presentation has trumped content.
This is a pattern I’ve observed over the course of the last three elections, and when I arrived at the N-YHS I...Read More
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