The digital archive “IAPSOP.com”  (The International Association for the Preservation of Spiritualist and Occult Periodicals) is an online resource that allows open access to a vast quantity of digitized newspapers, books, and journals written about Spiritualism and the occult.  The material they intend to preserve focuses on the period “between the Congress of Vienna (1814) […]

In the attached document, I explore a possible path to teaching the history of the American LGBTQ Rights movement as if it were focused towards a 11th Grade U.S. History class.  While the topic of LGBTQ history should not be considered controversial in the sense that human rights and their histories should not be troubling […]

Washington Square Park Conspiracy Theory

November 28, 2018 | Comments Off on Washington Square Park Conspiracy Theory

For this project I set out to create a conspiracy theory that appeared plausible enough to be believed, yet one that was still absurd enough that if given any thought would be easily dismissed.  To do this, I considered what types of theories many people might find believable and how I should approach a random […]

Why I Chose History

November 5, 2018 | Comments Off on Why I Chose History

In an effort to better understand where my love of History originated, I sat down and tried to pinpoint a time when I fell in love with the subject.  I found that task practically impossible, for as long as I can remember I have always enjoyed learning about “how and why” things (including people and […]

A Review of Ann Braude’s “Radical Spirits: Spiritualism and Women’s Rights in Nineteenth-Century America”

October 23, 2018 | Comments Off on A Review of Ann Braude’s “Radical Spirits: Spiritualism and Women’s Rights in Nineteenth-Century America”

Radical Spirits: Spiritualism and Women’s Rights in Nineteenth-Century America by Ann Braude serves as a watershed in the historical understanding of the American Spiritualist movement.  Previous authorship by Frank Podmore in his 1963 book From Mesmer to Christian Science: A Short History of Mental Healing had insufficiently conveyed the importance of the Spiritualism movement, even […]

Spiritualism Explainer Thread

October 10, 2018 | Comments Off on Spiritualism Explainer Thread

Here is a Twitter thread created in hopes of illuminating some of the unknown pieces of the American Spiritualism Movement.  It was more than just a pastime for frauds and charlatans and involved the combination of scientific and religious discoveries and divergences. Twitter Moment: https://twitter.com/i/moments/1046979999033692162 ThreadReaderApp Unrolled: https://threadreaderapp.com/thread/1046965055370268672.html?refreshed=1539144031 Throughout the thread you will notice additions made to […]

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