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History News Service

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Provides an archive of more than 150 "op-ed" articles dating from 1997 to the present written by "an informal syndicate of professional historians who seek to improve the public's understanding of current events by setting these events in their historical contexts." Subjects of these pieces—which currently run in 300 daily newspapers—range from presidential sex scandals to international arms agreements.

The site also includes two annotated sample editorials with helpful compositional guidelines.

Founded in 1996 and updated regularly, the service is co-directed by historians James Banner and Joyce Appleby. Of great value to teachers and students who seek to link the study of the past with present-day public concerns.