Extra Credit: Our pick of stories from around the web that bridge the gap between news and scholarship. Brought to you each Tuesday from the editors of JSTOR Daily.
How political predictions missed (The Conversation)
by Bryan Cranston
Pollsters and political scientists got a lot wrong about last week’s election results. What have professional analysts of American politics been missing?
Echoes of the Southern Redemption (The Atlantic)
by Adam Serwer
In some ways, the election of Donald Trump in the wake of the first black president of the United States parallels American history after the Civil War. What can we learn from the history of the Southern Redemption that followed Reconstruction?
Archaeological treasures of Black Sea shipwrecks (The New York Times)
An international team of archaeologists recently discovered more than 40 shipwrecks off the Bulgarian coast, dating from the ninth to the 19th centuries. The remarkably well-preserved finds offer a trove of information about global trade over the course of a millennia.
How mirrors changed people (New York Magazine)
by Drake Baer
There was a lot of important technology that changed Europe around the end of the Middle Ages. One product you might not think of is the mirror. But a historian argues that giving middle-class Europeans the chance to see themselves as others did had profound effects on the culture.
What keeps women out of chem labs? (Loud and Alive Blog)
by Loud and Alive contributors
Over more than 100 years, only 18 female scientists have won a Nobel Prize. The forces keeping women from the highest levels of recognition in the sciences may be weaker now than in the past, but they’re still powerful.
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