James M. Banner Jr.
James M. Banner Jr. is an independent historian in Washington, D.C. The founding director of the History News Service as well as a cofounder of the National History Center, he is now a visiting scholar in the history department of George Washington University. Most recently, Banner is a coeditor of Becoming Historians (2009) and the author of Being a Historian: An Introduction to the Professional World of History (2012). His play, "Good and Faithful Servants," adapted from the correspondence between John and Abigail Adams and Thomas Jefferson, is under development, and he is currently writing a book about revisionist history, tentatively entitled "Battles Over the Past."
- Revisionist History: What It Is, Why We Have It
- The Electoral College: Vexed from the Outset, More Vexed Now *
- The Presidential Election of 1801
- What It Means to Be a Historian Today
Lectures marked with a * are offered as part of the OAH's initiative, Historians' Perspectives on the Rise of Donald Trump.