5 tips for examining historical photos
5 tips for examining historical photos using elements from Jacob Riis’ How the Other Half Lives.
The Oregon Trail Lives On
The Oregon Trail – quite possibly one of the greatest computer games ever created – had a profound effect on my childhood.
The Virginia Statute for Religious Freedom
Thomas Jefferson first proposed the Virginia Act for Establishing Religious Freedom in 1779. The statute is often viewed as an inspirational piece, but I’m hoping modern readers can remove themselves from the legacy of this statute for a moment and consider a few key questions.
An Argument for English Colonization
An argument for English colonization written by Richard Hakluyt.
What are we to make of Woodrow Wilson?
Woodrow Wilson still holds the distinction of being the only president in US history with a Ph.D. His intellectual and political legacy are significant to say the least. This post discusses the question “What are we to make of Woodrow Wilson?”
Sherman’s March to the Sea
In 1864, Ulysses S. Grant was named Supreme Commander of the Union Army. This move left William Tecumseh Sherman as Union commander in the western theater of the Civil War. Best remembered for his destructive March to the Sea, this post revists a somewhat controversial question:
Was Sherman a hero or a villain?