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Glenn Moore

Glenn Moore has taught American history at the Australian National University, the University of Western Australia, Melbourne University, and La Trobe University. He has written on American sport and labour history, teaching American history to Australian students, with a recent book on the potential and applications of experiential learning.

Glenn Moore reviews 'Masters of Empire: Great Lakes Indians and the making of America' by Michael A. McDonnell

May 2016, no. 381 27 April 2016
Michael McDonnell knew he had a bestseller on his hands. Historical biographies regularly top the New York Times bestseller list, and his research uncovered a larger than life figure named Charles de Langlade. Born in 1729 to an Indian mother and a French-Canadian father, Langlade grew up straddling two cultures, but that did not stop him from becoming a leader of the Anishinaabeg, a linguisticall ... (read more)

Glenn Moore reviews 'The Half Has Never Been Told: Slavery and the making of American Capitalism' by Edward E. Baptist

December 2015, no. 377 27 November 2015
There is something pleasurable about a good American history book. I recall reading David Hackett Fischer's Paul Revere's Ride (1994) on a train journey from Boston to Washington. I read it not because I was teaching about Paul Revere, but because it was a fine work, true to a tradition in which, as Fischer put it, books 'are a sequence of stories, with highly articulated actors'. These stories ar ... (read more)