December 29, 2016

It’s been a busy year for Process.

Over the past twelve months, we’ve published about 170 posts. We’ve relaunched our blog with a new design, introduced theme months, and started a new Facebook and Twitter feed. We hosted a Reddit AMA on Roots and American Slavery. We published a five-part series on Henry Kissinger and historians, a four-part series on George Kennan and emotions, a three-part round table on teaching historiography, as well as a three-part round table on prisoners’ rights. The 2016 election kept us busy, with posts on topics such as the loose definition of “populism,” on Donald Trump’s rhetoric of “law and order,” on the election’s political ads, and on neoliberalism and the Democratic party.

The ten most popular posts on Process in 2016 were:

  1. The Trouble in Nate Parker’s Southampton: The Birth of a Nation, a review by Vanessa Holden
  2. Historians Suggest Readings to Understand the 2016 Election
  3. “The Shame Is Not Ours”: Roots, Episode 1 by Erica Armstrong Dunbar
  4. Political History is Doing AOK by Julian Zelizer
  5. Ron Chernow’s Alexander Hamilton Is Not Throwing Away Its Second Shot by Andrew M. Schocket
  6. Donald Trump and the Anti-New Deal Tradition by Lawrence Glickman
  7. Historians Ask Presidential Debate Questions
  8. Remembering Julian Bond by Emilye Crosby
  9. Putting the 2016 Election into Historical Context
  10. Free State of Jones Capsizes Lost Cause Myths by Matthew Stanley

Thank you to the thousands of readers and many contributors who have helped to make 2016 a success for Process. If you are interested in writing for Process in 2017, please contact us.

What were your favorite posts from the past year?