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Meet me in Saint Louis

This past week, I was in Saint Louis, Missouri visiting my best friend in her new(ish) home at Fontbonne University. Her father is beginning his second year as president of this university, so I traveled to see some of this historic

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Endings and Beginnings

I’m so happy to continue being Reckless as my time at Messiah comes to a close and to journey with all the readers here as I finish my time as an undergraduate. I have one semester left before I enter

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History from Non-Historians

Recently, I read Robert M. Edsel’s The Monuments Men, the history of a group of men during World War II who were dedicated to recovering and protecting art that had been stolen or destroyed during conflicts. Throughout the war, the Nazis were focused

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History on TV – Another Perspective

Over this past summer, Phil wrote a post about history on TV, and in honor of the return of Downton Abbey tonight, let’s continue this conversation with a focus on this period drama. Taking place in the early 1900s, Downton

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The Christmas Truce of 1914

One hundred years ago this Christmas, five months after the outbreak of World War I, a truce was happening on the Western front to celebrate Christmas in the midst of the war. Soldiers who had previously believed that this would

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I Study History, What Do You Expect?

I was recently talking to my friend about our latest obsession, Pentatonix. For those who don’t know, they’re an incredible a capella group and you can listen to them here, though they’re not the primary point of this post. In

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American Evangelicalism from a Catholic Perspective

Hi everyone! I’m continuously apologizing for taking such long breaks in writing – this semester truly has been insane. This week alone, I’ve written several papers and presented at a conference, so I’m glad that I’ve found some time amidst

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In Defense of Music History

Hello everyone! Sorry for my most recent hiatus, but I’m getting some more ideas for blog posts now, so hopefully I will be able to find some time to write! This semester, I’ve been doing a research project that will

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Onward to 1910

Hi everyone! Sorry for my hiatus, and that of my fellow writers. It’s been a crazy semester thus far, and we’re not even halfway through. We just got back to campus from Fall Break, and I am very excited to

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Liberty and Union, Now and Forever, One and Inseparable

These immortal words from Daniel Webster emerged during America’s Antebellum period. This statement has been one of the most striking that I have heard while studying American history. In fact, I have a poster of these words hanging in my

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