Tribute in Light, New York, NY

The following historians consider the events of September 11, 2001, and their impact on American culture, public memory, and international relations.

Also of interest: OAH Distinguished Lecturer Thomas A. Schwartz writes about "Teaching 9/11, Fifteen Years Later" in the OAH's blog, Process.


Melani McAlister

The Politics of Persecution

This lecture examines the rise of a discourse of "Persecuted Christians" in US and global evangelical life, starting in the late 1960s. It explores how visions of Christians as suffering for their faith were central to the Cold War logic of much of American evangelicalism, and then how "persecution"...(Read More)

Richard Aquila

"Into the Fire": September 11, Popular Music, and Public Memory

This talk focuses on September 11. It examines how popular music dealt with the tragedy and what that reveals about American politics, society, and culture. In the process, it demonstrates the important connections between popular culture and public memory. Read More

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