An Interview with Clay Risen


Our conversation with Clay Risen, editor of the New York Times Disunion blog. In this interview, Clay discusses the origins of the online version of the blog, the benefits of a chronological approach, and what he has learned as a student of history from his work on this blog.

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The “Light Guard”

Good Morning! Today’s Friday Funny is an 1861 Harper’s Weekly cartoon. Entitled ‚ÄúCostume Suggested for the Brave Stay-at-Home Light Guard,” this sketch mockingly questions the masculinity of Union men who…