Saturday, June 05, 2004

don't know much about history

Thanks to Erin O'Connor, a blogging former English lecturer at the University of Pennsylvania, for posting this article from the Chronicle of Higher Education considering some of the regretable effects of the No Child Left Behind Act of 2000. Critical Mass: Don't know much about history Part of the challenge of studying Jamaica up close will be to connect contemporary experience with colonial history. I have found Niall Ferguson's book Empire (2002) useful in gaining a better understanding the webs of trade and consumption that connected farflung outposts of the British empire. You don't have to agree with his Union Jack-waving to find the book an envigorating read.

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