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Contextualizing the Past

August 20, 2019

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One of my wife’s cousins, Sheffield Hale, is dealing with one of the most delicate issues in modern society over in Atlanta these days. He’s the director of the Atlanta History Center and so is at the epicenter of what to do with the remnants of our Civil War tucked into our history. In the […]

July 4 and the Founding Fathers

August 17, 2019

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Since this is July 4th weekend, I wanted to remark a bit of what we owe those “old white men” who delivered us from English oppression in the late eighteenth century. You may be unaware, but many of today’s textbooks portray the Founding Fathers as nothing but a cadre of dead, white, sexist, slave-holding males […]

Rewriting History

May 26, 2019

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Rewriting History Rewriting history to suit yourself or your politics, your race or ethnic background, your religion or your anything else in your cultural or social baggage is not a new phenomenon. But we periodically need to reexamine ourselves to see if we are truly writing good history, or just arguing our points by dipping […]