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'Excuse me, Mr. Burnzy!'

Last night I attended a parents’ information session with the other teachers. And I was interested in meeting the parents, I found, as I gazed across each classroom. 700 more words


Fall 2017 Student Blog: Teaching History

This is the ninth in a series of Tuesday re-blogs of my student work from our HIST395 course. Please enjoy these blogs written by… 90 more words

Public History

A Survey of U.S. Christian Thinkers: A Work for All [Book Review]

Review of Hannah Schell and Daniel Ott, Christian Thought in America: A Brief History. Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2015. 340 pages.

Works that specifically survey the total history of Christian thought in the United States, from John Winthrop to late twentieth-century womanist theology, are rare. 828 more words

Ron Chernow on Ulysses S Grant 

Ron Chernow’s history lesson on Hamilton went to Broadway—now he takes up President Ulysses S. Grant. We’ll talk about presidents past and present.
Listen Now:  17 more words

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Who Is Junipero Serra?

 The Spanish Mission System 

The Spanish clergy, particularly Jesuits and Franciscans, played a critical role in settling the Southwest using the mission system. Over the centuries, this became the most effective means of “civilizing” natives.  132 more words


Fall 2017: Intro to Public History in Review

I’ll get back to Scotland and Ireland very soon, especially because I had a lot of great encounters with bodies, death, and exhibits in the last half of the trip, but I want to take a moment to reflect on my Fall 2017 Intro to Public History class. 550 more words

Public History