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The Over Eager Student Historian (a.k.a Me)

My senior seminar has been a struggle.

Why? Because being a historian is hard work. Historians ask questions about history so as to better understand the state of the world in previous eras and, by extension, the human condition. 885 more words


Naval Miscellanies

These are volumes containing works that are not lengthy enough to get published by themselves. As is stated in the preface to the first of these volumes by the editor: “In the course of the last few years I have received from different quarters and have collected a variety of documents, individually too short for a volume and yet of such interest as to render it very desirable to lay them before the Society .” Two volumes are currently available freely online.   45 more words

Naval History

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  • Income Tax – income tax is introduced for the first time in 1917 as a temporary measure to pay for the war that somehow became permanent.
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  • War Bonds – Governments need to borrow money to fight wars and sometimes they borrow it from their own people in the form of government bonds.
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Online Primary Sources: Sea Surgeons' Journals

Those of us who enjoy the various trials and travails of Stephen Maturin should be interested in this project from The National Archives – Surgeons at Sea: Royal Navy Medical Officers’ Journals. 81 more words

Naval History

Symbols, symbolism, and a sweet T-Chart

Just a quick post today about a very powerful strategy that’s pretty easy to integrate into your instruction. I had the privilege of sitting in on… 653 more words