New Article: The Politics of Pride and Shame: Integrating 1776 and 1619

I have  a new article, which has been published in both Areo Magazine and on The Developmentalist website. As I argue: “The key to a more balanced interpretation of American history is to take a developmental perspective and view our history as a work in progress. Placing America’s narrative in the context of its ongoing growth enables our shame and our pride—our grievances and our gratitude—to correct each other’s excesses: pride in our progress helps counter assertions that past conditions still prevail, and shame at our nation’s misdeeds helps remind us that our reconciliation is not yet complete.”