A Whiggish perspective on affairs of state and society
Saturday, November 05, 2011
Great biography panel at the Mass. Historical Society
Carol Bundy chaired a terrific panel of Civil War-era biographers at the MHS on Thursday night: Dean Grozzens on Theodore Parker, Tony Horwitz on John Brown, and Michael Burlingame on Lincoln. The best quip of the night was Burlingame: "I am a psychohistorian." <pause> "That's one word."