A collection of photographs I took last year with my professional camera but never got around to sharing with my readers and followers.
I have been meaning to write this blog for a few weeks but continue to be overwhelmed! As I wrote in January, I am teaching my Texas History class backward this semester. Instead of starting the semester with pre-contact and… Read More ›
Rethinking the History of Political Parties during the 20th Century in the United States (A Few Thoughts)
As a result of the Civil Rights Revolution for Black United Statesians during the 1940s, 1950s, and 1960s, the Democratic and Republican parties essentially switched positions on major ideological issues, correct? Or put another way, the “Solid South” abandoned the… Read More ›
Almost since I first head about the “new, radical” notion of teaching history backward, I have been intrigued. I first heard about it while overhearing a conversation–while presenting a paper at Rice University in March 2014–about how Dr. W. Caleb McDaniel… Read More ›
AJP’s take on Benjamin Alire Saenz’s “Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe” (2014)
This past Sunday, I finished reading the first novel that I have read in a really, really long time. I read all the time but mostly nonfiction. And I couldn’t have started with a better novel. Dr. Benjamin Alire Saenz’s Aristotle and… Read More ›