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Recent Blogs on H-Net

No Fly Zones and Air Power

Hand Grenade of the Week

December 2016 Handgrenade of the Month

A Short, Personal History of the Inefficacy of No-Fly Zones

Picking up where I veered off last month (into an esoteric discussion about what history is? when it comes to student sources and topics), I return to my original idea.  That is, an anecdotal reach into the recent past to discuss the issue of “no fly zones” (NFZs for you acronym crazy-folk out there) and by extension air power.

A Conversation with Melanie Goan

KY Woman Suffrage

This week I had the opportunity to talk with Dr. Melanie Goan.  Dr. Goan, an assistant professor in the Department of History at the University of Kentucky, is currently conducting research for a book on the suffrage movement in Kentucky.  I asked her to address some of the ways she is seeking to fill the gaps in our knowledge of the movement, as well as some of the challenges and unexpected findings she has encountered along the way.   

JL: What are some of the main questions you are hoping to answer through your research?

Election Day

KY Woman Suffrage

Hello everyone!  I wanted to take this opportunity on Election Day to introduce myself.  My name is Joanna Lile and I am very excited to be a new fellow with the Kentucky Woman Suffrage Project.  I graduated with a BA in History from Georgetown College and have a PhD in History from the University of Kentucky.  I have taught US History, History of the South, and Kentucky History at Georgetown College, Transylvania University, and the University of Kentucky.  I also want to thank Kristen Dawson for her impressive contributions to the project.  Thank you, Kristen, for your careful research an

For the Week of October 30, 2016

The Weekly Five

A selected round-up of democracy in the news. All opinions are those of their respective owners and do not reflect the opinions of H-Democracy.

American democracy’s gravest trial: The system is teetering whatever the outcome of the US election

Facebook is harming our democracy, and Mark Zuckerberg needs to do something about it