Alex Lichtenstein, professor of history, wants us to remember our history, whether the event is marked or unmarked. As a labor historian, he writes the history of labor and workers, particularly their struggles for social and economic justice. On this episode he discusses what parts of history we remember, why, and the importance of asking about the past.
Making a Nation
About our guest
Our guest for this episode is Alex Lichtenstein, a professor of history in the College of Arts and Sciences. His book Marked, Unmarked, Remembered: A Geography of American Memory was published in 2017. Lichtenstein was on the Themester 2019 advisory committee and is teaching a class called “Civil Rights & Freedom Summer“ as part of Themester 2019.