U.S.-Canada Relations, Kate Spade, and A.P. History
Past Present Episode 135
In this episode, Niki, Natalia, and Neil debate the historical relationship between Canada and the United States, the legacy of the late designer Kate Spade, and the controversy over proposed changes to an Advanced Placement history course.
Here are some links and references mentioned during this week’s show:
- Relations between longtime allies the United States and Canada appear to be souring after the G7 summit. Natalia cited this article describing the last such tension during Richard Nixon’s presidency.
- Designer Kate Spade’s suicide prompted an outpouring of grief among those who remember the black bags that made her famous as a totem of life in the 1990s. Natalia cited this Racked articleabout the success of the brand as well as this Columbia Journalism Review article about the class myopia of the New York Times’ coverage of Spade’s life and influence.
- Many history teachers are angry about changes to an Advanced Placement world history course.
In our regular closing feature, What’s Making History:
- Natalia talked about a homophobia scandal at Crossfit.
- Neil discussed the new film RBG.
- Niki recommended the new database Women Also Know History.