A Brief Introduction to Understanding the Lost Cause

You might be hearing the phrase “Lost Cause” in the wake of Wednesday’s attempted insurrection. The Lost Cause is most familiar to Americans in relation to the Civil War. While the Union won the war, by the end of the 19th century, the South had won the memory of it through its Lost Cause. This … More A Brief Introduction to Understanding the Lost Cause

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Thoughts about the History Discipline in 2020

This is just a brief introduction into some ideas that have been percolating in my mind lately about the study of History in higher education. Right now the study of History is perhaps more important than ever. Journalists, politicians, and other media creators constantly invoke history as they discuss the pandemic, Black Lives Matters, Confederate … More Thoughts about the History Discipline in 2020