Busted By History is a platform for shattering romantic and ill-informed ideas about the worst and best of times. Forming a clear perspective about the past is a useful tool for making wiser choices today. I welcome your insights for helping all of us uncover a useful past to build a better future.
Kriste Lindenmeyer is an American historian and Dean of Arts and Sciences at Rutgers University–Camden. She earned her Ph.D. at the University of Cincinnati and has also held faculty positions at Tennessee Technological University; the University of Maryland, Baltimore County; Vanderbilt University; and Martin Luther Universitaet in Halle, Germany.