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“I Always Hated History”

Hey friends, This past weekend, I took a day to visit one of my friends at Penn State-Hershey who is there to complete his nursing clinical.  As I was sitting around all these nurses making jokes about their various tests

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In Defense of History (And Humanities In General)

So today in my teaching history class, we spent the day discussing the importance of history.  For those of you who don’t know, the National Endowment for the Humanities has just taken a big cut in federal funding.  As a

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Williams College President: The Importance of the Liberal Arts

Check out this great piece over at Asia Society.  It is a great defense of the Liberal Arts.  The written portion is followed up by a 54 minute video.  Here is the article part of the post. HONG KONG, June 28,

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He’s So Smart, Why Is He Studying History?

Hey friends, So the other day I was talking to my mom about history.  I was talking about some of the books I was reading, and some of the course content that I learned this past year.  In the midst

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History Through Food

Hi friends, You know, I really like food.  I eat every day (usually at least 3 times).  However, aside from taking a bite out of a juicy steak or letting that chocolate melting cake (those delicious desserts on cruise ships)

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I’m A Historian, Not A Jeopardy Contestant

My friends, often times when I tell people I study history one response I hear is “Oh I like history, I’m just not good with dates,” to which my response is “Yeah me either.”  Though that response I give is

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Just A Bit Bored Today

Hey friends, I can’t lie.  Today has been pretty unproductive for me.  It is my last day until my summer work schedule begins, so I spent it just resting and getting prepared for my shift tomorrow.  I woke up hoping

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My Summer Reading List

Hi friends, Now that summer is really starting to get pumping, I figured that I would put my reading list up.  They aren’t all history books, but I am hoping that they will all be great reads! Historical Thinking and

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“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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Citizenship Post-American Revolution

Hey everyone, The Junto has given a post talking about some of the issues of citizenship in America following the American Revolution.  It is a great read, here is a taste of it. “Considered broadly,” says Douglas Bradburn, “the problem of

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