Tags » United States: History
Robin Moore started out to write a nonfiction account of the undercover work of the Green Berets.
When it became clear the special missions in which they engaged in Vietnam were too sensitive to be reported, even in disguise, Moore decided to present the book as fiction. 175 more words
I’m four chapters into Edward Baptist’s new study, The Half Has Never Been Told: Slavery and the Making of American Capitalism, and wow, this book delivers the scholarly goods. 884 more words
I consider myself a scholar of nineteenth century U.S. history and spend most of my reading time on books and articles covering this period, but I always make sure to spend time reading about other time periods, countries, and forms of scholarly thought (philosophy, sociology, anthropology, etc.). 922 more words
In England and the United States, the police were invented within the space of just a few decades—roughly from 1825 to 1855.
The new institution was not a response to an increase in crime, and it really didn’t lead to new methods for dealing with crime. 7,240 more words
Sorry, been a little busy lately. Got a new job you see, so I’ve been a bit preoccupied with that as you might guess. As I start to settle in, get used to the new office and new department, a time of introspection has started about career, life and personal goals. 1,067 more words