William Cronon and academic freedom | John Gardner

Scholar as citizen: Professor William Cronon. Photograph: Rees Candee On 10 March, the day after Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker's legislation to kill the state's public service unions, the New York Times asked University of Wisconsin history professor William Cronon to explain the state's background of public service collective bargaining laws. As Wisconsin's homegrown and most prominent historian, it was a logical choice.
Cronon established a prominent reputation early from environmental histories that described the interaction of peoples and ecologies in colonial and nineteenth century... read more

 
1 April 2011 in World News, Views: 3
Source: Guardian
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