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“Is he a bad guy?”

Hey everyone, Since I last posted, I dusted off another book from my summer reading list, Edmund Morgan’s, Benjamin Franklin.  I also impulse-bought PBS’s tv show Liberty’s Kids.  I bought the TV show hoping to get to use that when I eventually

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Posted in Colonial America, Some Simple Rants On History, Thoughts from Other Historians

What About All The King’s Men?

The more I read books by Edmund Morgan, the more I am captivated by his narrative and find significant power behind his historical arguments.  The Birth of the Republic, 1763-89, is no exception to this rule. I bought this book

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

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

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

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