History’s Peter Shulman explains the origins of “energy independence”

Peter Shulman, associate professor of history, wrote an op-ed for The Daily Beast, in which he explained the origins of the phrase “energy independence” and the how President-elect Donald Trump plans to incorporate it into his administration.

Shulman’s article, titled “Donald Trump Doesn’t Understand What It Means to Make America ‘Energy Independent’” explores how the idea came to fruition in the early 1970s.

Read his article.