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Originally posted on November 8, 2016 on TIME.


The political divisions throughout the U.S. haven’t always been so black and white (or red and blue). TIME’s electoral history maps dating back to 1824 shows how some elections ended in a landslide, while others were surprisingly close.

Originally posted on September 30, 2011 on Here and Now.


Associate professor of history at Washington State University Matthew Sutton debates a New York Times opinion piece depicting Christian apocalypticism as a driving factor in shaping conservative political thinking.

Originally posted on November 10, 2016 on TIME.

Since it’s inception, the electoral college was designed to balance the interests between highly populated and less populated states—but the biggest political issues exist between the north and south, as well as coastal and middle states. Controversy surrounding the reasons why the electoral college exists isn’t anything new—since its founding era, the electoral college has been stirring up political elections.

Originally posted on October 3, 2016 on WCVB.


Kenneth Greenberg discusses Nat Turner’s controversial place in history.



Originally posted on October 9, 2016 on The Boston Globe.


With a 40 year career in academia focusing on the slavery era and the rebellion of Nat Turner, it’s safe to say professor and historian Kenneth Greenberg is an expert. The renowned academic discusses the debated new film “The Birth of a Nation” and his thoughts on Turner’s revolutionary acts.

Originally posted on September 17, 2012 on


Brown University historian Robert O. Self explores how the concepts of nuclear families and “family value” ideals have changed over time, through presidencies, and throughout various social movements.


Originally posted in May 2005 on History Matters.


Exploring American Histories co-author Nancy Hewitt shares what sparked her passion for teaching history, her goals, what she hopes students take away from their courses, and more.

Originally posted on September 13, 2016 on


200 years after his death, slave rebel Nat Turner has grown to be a powerful symbol in the anti-slavery and anti-racism resistance. His Bible, which is believed to have been with him when he was hung, is currently on view at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History.

Originally posted in The Journal of American History.


Professor Suzanne McCormack discusses her positive journey through adopting technology into her history courses to engage and educate community college students.

Originally posted on October 20, 2016 on Process: A Blog for American History.

Community College of Rhode Island History professor Suzanne McCormack shares her thoughts and challenges on teaching history in the digital age in this short interview.

Originally posted on August 22, 2016 on


Led by Nat Turner, the Southampton Insurrection rebellion, came to be known as the south’s most violent slave revolt.  In this podcast, The Confessions of Nat Turner author Kenneth Greenberg discusses the legacy Turner left behind.

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Texting in Class

Posted by Sonya Tiratsuyan Employee Dec 9, 2016

Originally posted on March 31, 2016 on On Top of the World.


This podcast features a review of Robert Strayer’s Ways of the World, discussing its use of visual sources and representations of nomadic peoples and Western imperialism.

Originally posted on August 15, 2016 on


After this historic election season where women's rights played a starring role, discussions surrounding the 19th Amendment as a catch-all for women’s suffrage came to light. Though the Amendment did make it impossible to deny citizens the right to vote on the basis of their sex, claiming that it established universal suffrage for American women is a myth—millions of women were already liberated and millions more continue to have limited rights, even decades later. Steps in the right direction are being made, but there are still many, many miles to go.