Mark C. Carnes

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Mark C. Carnes is a professor of history at Barnard College, Columbia University. He was Co-General Editor of the 26-volume American National Biography (1999). During the past decade, he has been involved in "Reacting to the Past," a pedagogical initiative in which college students play elaborate games, set in the past, their roles informed by classic texts. His book on Reacting, Mind Games: Revitalizing Higher Education Through Deep Role-Playing, is forthcoming.

Articles by this Contributor

September 1995

The author sent dozens of historians to the movies to find out how much—and how well—films could teach us about the past

September 1998

That’s what the newspapers called him, and he spent an increasingly reckless career trying to edit out the adjective. But even winning a war single-handed didn’t get him what he wanted.