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American Exceptionalism?

One principle that I reject as an historian, though it permeates our culture, is the belief in American exceptionalism. Especially during election time, politicians of all parties proclaim that the United States is the greatest nation on the world, with … Continue reading

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Why Study History?

In high schools around the country, there is a drive to either eliminate or minimize the number of history courses required for graduation in response to standardized testing priorities. At the college-level, institutions are under pressure to prioritize courses that … Continue reading

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