Category Archives: Books & Authors

Long Time a’ Comin’

Topics like “Women Who Have Inspired You” usually have one format: a younger person looks back to an older mentor and sings her praises. I do not have that luxury. I am old, and all the professors who inspired me … Continue reading

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What Are We Going To Do With the Kids?: Curriculum Support for K-12 Students

Whether or not you are a supporter of homeschooling, the Corona Virus has taken over, and your kids are probably hanging around, sick of Disney movies, and whining about visiting friends. Homeschooling has come to you, and luckily, the history … Continue reading

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Two Women Scholars That Made An Impact

Fortunately for me, I have had some outstanding professors during my academic journey. I can think of two specific women professors who had a great impact on me as a historian while pursuing my undergraduate degree in history at John … Continue reading

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New Articles Will Help You Rethink McClellan

Probably the most notable thing about George McClellan’s final month and a half in command of the Army of the Potomac are the zingers Lincoln tosses at the general for the army’s inactivity. By that point in their relationship, even … Continue reading

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A Conversation with Carol Reardon (conclusion)

(part seven of a series) I’ve been talking this past week with Carol Reardon, who’s been one of the most successful Civil War scholars to bridge the gap between the academic world and the general public. Carol’s also been a … Continue reading

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A Conversation with Carol Reardon (part six)

(part six in a series) To help commemorate Women’s History Month, I’m talking this week with Carol Reardon. In yesterday’s segment, she talked about ways that she has learned, as an academic and a public historian, to reach wider and … Continue reading

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A Conversation with Carol Reardon (part five)

(part five of a series) To help commemorate Women’s History Month, I’m talking this week with Carol Reardon, one of the profession’s great public historians. Although she’s had an illustrious academic career, she mentioned yesterday how important it is to … Continue reading

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A Conversation with Carol Reardon (part four)

(part four in a series) I’m speaking this week with historian Carol Reardon, who mentioned a few of her role models earlier in the conversation: Jay Luvaas, Charles Roland, and George C. Herring. “[T]hey provided me with a template of … Continue reading

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A Conversation with Carol Reardon (part three)

(part three of a series) To help commemorate Women’s History Month, I’m talking this week with Carol Reardon, one of the most recognizable women working in military history today. Yesterday, Carol talked about her work not only as a Civil … Continue reading

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A Conversation with Carol Reardon (part two)

(part two in a series) I’m talking this week with Carol Reardon, whom I like to call the “grand dame” of Civil War history. As she explained in yesterday’s segment, her road to Civil War studies started in the field … Continue reading

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