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Reasons to Love History #9: Like-Minded Individuals

I’m having one of those weeks where I just can’t find anything or remember anything. Did I have a draft of this post from three months ago? Probably, as this post concerns something that happened at the beginning of the semester. Memory will have to do. Senior Seminar is the capstone course in my history B.A.…… Continue reading Reasons to Love History #9: Like-Minded Individuals

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Reasons to Love History #8: Objective Reality

My Historical Methods professor would be tearing his hair out to hear me talk about objective reality. How many times has he said that history is all interpretation? It is, of course. When you write an academic history paper or a book or anything, you’re doing it because you believe you have an interesting interpretation…… Continue reading Reasons to Love History #8: Objective Reality

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Reasons to Love History #7: Touching the Past

I got to hold a piece of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s jail cell. I volunteer in an iron and steel museum. That may sound strange, but iron and steel have been super important in the South. Anyway, I clean and catalog the museum’s acquisitions. The gentleman who was restoring it for display elsewhere was allowed…… Continue reading Reasons to Love History #7: Touching the Past

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Reasons to Love History #6: Old Advertisements

Ads and sales catalogs are invaluable for historians and archaeologists who are trying to determine an object’s purpose. You’d be surprised how hard that can be. I volunteer in the back of a local museum on occasion and I’m regularly befuddled by some of the items back there, and those are only 150 years old.…… Continue reading Reasons to Love History #6: Old Advertisements

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Reasons to Love History #5: Messages from the Past

Think I’ll make “Reasons to Love History” an ongoing feature, what do you think? (The first four reasons were here). I’ve been researching the history of Japanese religion for a paper, specifically State Shinto in the Meiji period. It was basically a government policy of using the Shinto religion as a nationalistic tool that the…… Continue reading Reasons to Love History #5: Messages from the Past

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4 Reasons You Should Care About History

Do you remember getting up this morning? Where did you go, what did you do? Why? This morning, I packed a book to loan to my dear friend, the illustrious Don Slee, Esq., because yesterday he told me he needed it. I care about that because we’re friends. We’ve interacted on many different occasions. If…… Continue reading 4 Reasons You Should Care About History