My Wikipedia Edits

December 21, 2018 | Comments Off on My Wikipedia Edits

For my final project of the semester, I’ve decided to pursue a small matter of personal importance. This refers to the character of William K. Vanderbilt II, a later member of the Vanderbilt family and a well-known traveler and collector. Having been born 1873 and died in 1944, Vanderbilt had a number of interesting accomplishments […]

Remembering Fort Pillow

December 12, 2018 | Comments Off on Remembering Fort Pillow

The Tragedy in Tennessee: Exploring the Fort Pillow MasThe troubling legacy of the Civil War has created a mass riff on American history. After all, it wasn’t terribly long ago when America became enflamed over controversies surrounding the Southern Confederate memorials, and whether their goal was remembrance or veneration. However, monuments are not the only […]

The Baltic Crusades and Nationalist History

November 28, 2018 | Comments Off on The Baltic Crusades and Nationalist History

In her book “Dangerous Games: the Uses and Abuses of History,” Margaret MacMillan warns readers about the threats posed by nationalism to the study and understanding of history. Nationalism, MacMillan argues, has a tendency to force history to fit the narrative of the nation. This argument has a rather sinister underpinning, bringing up thoughts of […]

My Public History Experience

November 7, 2018 | Comments Off on My Public History Experience

Growing up in the Hudson Valley, history was always a normal component of everyday life. My hometown would (and still does) proudly display its founding year on just about every sign, and I distinctly remember that my Elementary School was located down the road from a Continental Army encampment site. Given that there was a […]

Twitterstorians: Thoughts on the D’Souza/Kruse Exchange

October 10, 2018 | Comments Off on Twitterstorians: Thoughts on the D’Souza/Kruse Exchange

It probably won’t come as a surprise that the Liberal Arts often aren’t given a lot of respect in popular culture. As a student of history myself, I can’t tell how many times I’ve cringed when I hear someone make a joke to the tune of “would you like fries with that?” in response to […]

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