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The Organization of American Historians (OAH) Conference: What Would Have Been Presented?

Founded in 1907, the Organization of American Historians (OAH) is the largest professional society dedicated to the teaching and study of American history. The mission of the organization is to promote excellence in the scholarship, teaching, and presentation of American history, and to encourage wide discussion of historical questions and the equitable treatment of all […]

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Live Like the Donald Economic Recovery Acts

The “Live Like the Donald Economic Recovery Acts” are designed to provide every adult American citizen the opportunity to be a successful self-made person just like the current President of the United States. Results are not guaranteed. The specific measures listed below have a proven record of success. They worked in the case of the […]

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The China Hannitys versus the American Hannitys: The 2020 Olympics

The China Hannitys versus the American Hannitys: The battle is engaged. Right now the Hannitys of both countries are battling each other for world supremacy. Who is #1? The Middle Kingdom or the City on a Hill? To some extent, they are not in direct conflict with each other, since each appeals primarily to a […]

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We Are Not the UNITED States: Covid-19, Confederates, and the Union

We are not the UNITED States. We are the DISUNITED STATES. We were when we were constituted. We were when we fought the Civil War. We were when we celebrated the Civil War Sesquicentennial. And we are now as celebrate the American Revolution 250th. One can make the case that during World War II we […]

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Mayday! Mayday! Mayday! Saving America

Mayday! Mayday! Mayday! The impeached wartime President needs to be the savior of America. Mayday! Mayday! Mayday! All hands on deck. This is not a drill. The number 1 issue in America today is the need for the housebound impeached wartime President to stand before the American people and proclaim that only he can save […]

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The Twilight Zone and the Coronavirus

The Twilight Zone and the coronavirus are not often linked together. However, sometimes it is amazing to realize how well Rod Sterling (and Gene Roddenberry) anticipated our present. In this blog, I will present three episodes of the Twilight Zone that easily could have been created now with some adjustments. One should keep in mind […]

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Darwin and COVID-19: Science in America

Charles Darwin and COVID-19 are not normally linked. A search on these terms has more hits on the city in Australia than anything else. Yet as the battle between science and religion once again erupts in America, it is worth remembering that it has a long history in the United States. We are now beginning […]

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Current Events and Local History

What is the purview of history museums? Some history organizations are event or person specific. Battlefields and homes are an example. Some organizations have the name of a municipality as part of the organization name. My position has been municipal societies have the responsibility to tell the story of where their area from the Ice […]

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