James M. Banner, Jr.

James M. Banner, Jr.

James M. Banner Jr. is an independent historian in Washington, D.C., whose scholarly interests have focused on the history of the United States between 1765 and 1865. A leader in the creation of the National History Center and cofounder and codirector of the History News Service, he is currently writing a book about what it means to be a historian today. He is most recently the coeditor, with John R. Gillis, of Becoming Historians (University of Chicago Press, 2009).

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