If you care about yourself, others, and history, think again before that next “Spring Cleaning” adventure.
historiography and philosophy of history
Several aspects of the historian’s general treatment of traditional historical documents has occupied significant mental energy lately. Items such as letters are generally not meant to be read by audiences en masse (or sold). Anne Frank’s diary was also not intended… Read More ›
Today is Texas Independence Day. Woohoo, right? Well, not so fast. Texas Independence was accomplished through deaths and injuries on both sides and ideas of superiority on both sides, although especially on the Texian side with their ideologies from the United… Read More ›
This semester I am thrilled to be teaching Texas History again. Yesterday in class we spent a little over half of the period really analyzing the question, “What is Texas History?” I decided to do this as the second lesson… Read More ›
Profound reciprocal relationships exist between the past and future – relationships that guide and change “what happened.” The present is so infinitesimally small it serves no use other than for some advanced levels of mathematics and physics. Two thoughts are… Read More ›
This particular blog has been on my “to write” list for months. Historians frequently get labeled as “history buffs.” It happens to me at least several times a month. But, any Academic Historian or any individual who takes the study of… Read More ›
Teaching Texas History for the first time this semester has provided much to think about, especially questions revolving around both “What is Texas History?” and “What makes something ‘Texas History’”? Another way of looking at these questions is to ask,… Read More ›