Robert Paquette, Charter Fellow of the Alexander Hamilton Institute for the Study of Western Civilization (AHI), has published a remembrance of the great historian Eugene D. Genovese (1930-2012) in the November issue of The New Criterion. Genovese served as a charter member of the AHI’s Board of Academic Advisors and was widely regarded as one of the most influential historians of his generation. He published dozens of books and articles on antebellum southern history and the history of slavery. His Roll, Jordan Roll: The World the Slaves Made (1974) won the Bancroft Prize, the most prestigious prize in the field of history.
Paquette received his Ph.D. under Genovese’s supervision as did AHI Academic Advisor Maurice Isserman. AHI Charter Fellow Douglas Ambrose was mentored by both Genovese and his late wife Elizabeth Fox-Genovese (1941-2007), a prominent intellectual in her own right and also a charter member of the AHI’s Board of Academic Advisors.
Founded in 1982 as a successor to T.S. Eliot’s high-brow Criterion magazine, The New Criterion, edited by Roger Kimball, publishes monthly on culture and intellectual life. It stands “in the forefront both of championing what is best and most humanely vital in our cultural inheritance and in exposing what is mendacious, corrosive, and spurious.” Mr. Kimball is an AHI Academic Advisor.