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My Mom the Historian

It’s been a while since my last post.  With the craziness of Residence Life training, I’ve found myself constantly on the go.  It is nice to be able to sit down and do a bit of refreshing writing before the

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R.I.P. Edmund Morgan

Hello friends, if you haven’t already heard the sad news a Megafigure in the field of history passed away a few days ago.  Edmund Morgan was a historian that I was just introduced to this past year.  His book American Slavery,

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Posted in Historical Finds, Some Of The History We Write, Stories Of Other Historians, Thoughts from Other Historians

“We Need to Hear the Voices of Humanities Majors”

Over at The Way of Improvement Leads Home, Dr. John Fea discusses the versatility of the history major, and how important it is for these people who major in the humanities to speak up and discuss the benefits of their

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Final Thoughts on “The Landscape of History”

Well friends, I just finished The Landscape of History by John Gaddis.  Certain parts of the book were really good, and one part left me scratching my head. The book did a really fine job going into aspects of the historical

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“Matthew Frye Jacobson on Why I Became a Historian”

Over at The Historical Society, Randall Stephens has posted an interview with Matthew Frye Jacobson on becoming a historian is a bit of the article, in edition to the video. . . Matthew Frye Jacobson, interviewed in the video posted here,

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Just Some Undergrad Thoughts on Wineburg’s Chapter 1

Hi friends, So I finally have had enough time off of work to get to finish chapter 1 of Sam Wineburg’s Historical Thinking and Other Unnatural Acts, and I have just really been prompted to think about a few things in

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Posted in Some Of The History We Write, Some Simple Rants On History, Stories Of Other Historians, Teaching History, The Ways Historians Think, Thoughts from Other Historians

“The Greatest Moment in American History?”

Hi Friends, Well my duties as an RA just ended yesterday, so I drove home.  Now begins the fun part of unpacking.  I don’t think I’ve had more than a few seconds of free time to think.  So I am

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RIP Robert V. Remini

It is with great sadness that today I learned of the passing of Robert Remini.  Robert Remini was a fabulous historian on President Jackson, and published a great book on Henry Clay.  I read his Henry Clay book and was

Posted in Stories Of Other Historians

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