;

Historians/History


  • We Judge Presidents in part by Who Precedes and Follows Them

    by Ronald L. Feinman

    Some Presidents are fortunate to come before or after a President who was not a great success so they seem like a better president in comparison. Others follow and precede a President who was perceived as successful, dimming their reputation.


  • The Value of Rating Presidents

    by Susan Swain

    Presidential rankings are quick, fun, and highly shareable on social media.  They foster lively debate about contemporary presidents and even help resurface some of our most obscure presidents.


  • When Women Ran Hollywood

    by Juliette Fay

    Their names may no longer be widely recognizable, but women built and ran early Hollywood, shaped the industry in myriad ways, and influenced what we see on the silver screen even today.