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Brooks Simpson on President U.S. Grant and His Alleged "Corruption"

Who says Twitter is only good for selfies, LOLcats, and tweeting about coffee?

Ta-Nehisi Coates, a columnist for The Atlantic, took to Twitter the other day to ask his followers a question about the extent to which President Ulysses S. 312 more words

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The New Deal, Anti-Lynching Legislation, and the Concept of States' Rights

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

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Origins of the police

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

United States (history)

The Moving Target and the North Star

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

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The Stanford University Spatial History Project - a new view of history

This is reblogged from my post at FreeTech4Teachers.

Stanford University’s Spatial History Project is a community that combines humanities research with “spatial, textual and visual analysis.” On their… 38 more words

Education

Teaching Slavery and Other Democratic Shortcomings in the History Classroom

My last essay on the recent events in Ferguson, Missouri elicited positive feedback and, unsurprisingly, pushback and criticism. When I shared the essay on Twitter, a fellow North St. 1,192 more words

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