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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.
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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

Take a class with me! My World War II History & Virtual Global Tour is gearing up.

Though I know many of you are long-time readers of this blog, surprisingly few of you know that I teach online history classes (you can see what I’ve done, and what’s coming up, here… 516 more words


A good survey of modern US history

Of the People: A History of the United States, Volume 2: Since 1865 by James Oakes
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This team of authors put out a well-organized, relatively affordable, and balanced account of modern US history. 59 more words

Book Reviews

M.A.P out Manifest Destiny

Manifest Destiny – An Expression of Our National Spirit
Manifest Destiny, one of the most influential ideologies in American history, serves as the
justification for the nation’s territorial expansion in the antebellum era. 68 more words