A really good presidential address. I was at AHA this past weekend; I wish I had attended this one. Much better lecture than the one I did attend. Anyway, the good thing is what Prof. Cronon says — that historians need to stop talking to themselves and engage the public…for historians to become “storytellers.”
The sad thing is that he actually had to say it.
2013 Annual Meeting: William Cronon’s Presidential Address – YouTube.