The Making of a Presidential Library
What does "old" mean to you?
Historical perspectives differ not only from culture to culture but also across our own Danforth Campus. Physicist Brendan Haas and historian Joohee Suh each explain how their research grapples with "old" subject matter.
In his research, historian Douglas Flowe brings to light the convergence of historical factors that made illegality a form of resistance for African American men in early twentieth-century New York City. Diving deep into their stories — told via intake forms, health and psychological records, and personal letters and correspondence — he removes judgment and instead attempts to understand an understudied history.