Category Archives: Ford, Franklin L.

Politics and Posterity

Franklin Ford and William Leuchtenburg discuss the John M. Olin Seminar in Political History, which they coordinated at the National Humanities Center. Cynthia Herrup and Mark Kishlansky discuss the history and historiography of the English Revolution in the 17th-century. 457 … Continue reading

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Terrorism: Politics by Other Means

Franklin Ford and Charles Townshend discuss terrorism and public order, especially as it was playing out in mid-twentieth-century Ireland and the Middle East. At the time of this interview, Ford, a Fellow at the National Humanities Center (1983-84), was professor … Continue reading

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Is Past Prologue?

In separate interviews, Timothy Breen and, at [14:00],¬†Franklin Ford consider the study of history. Is the past prologue? Do historians agree that the past is in fact recognizable? How does history’s changing landscape affect historians’ views of the future? At … Continue reading

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American Undergraduate Education

William Bennett, Franklin Ford, Ernestine Friedl, and Samuel Williamson address questions concerning undergraduate education in the United States in the 1980s. What are the aims of education at that level and the quality of that education? What are students’ expectations … Continue reading

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