Veteran’s Day is the perfect day to talk about war and family history. My grandfather helped win the war, became a US citizen, and had a large healthy family. But the granular details around these successes rather undo them. “I’ll kill you, you...
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I spent 18 years as “archivist and senior research scholar” at an academic science library, actively trying to add women to the historical record and looking for the women who were already included almost accidentally. I have degrees in women’s history and cultural theory — the latter means that I see the cultural value of everyday practices such as food, clothing, hobbies, and domestic arrangements. Non-famous people matter.