• New documentary breathes life into WW1

    Lord of the Rings director and World War 1 aficionado, Peter Jackson, restores and revitalizes World War 1 footage.   In his new documentary, They Shall Not Grow Old, Jackson updates archival footage with modern ...
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  • Is President’s Day for us or for the U.S.?: The history of celebrating President’s Day

    Though still referred to as “Washington’s Birthday” by the federal government, President’s day has become a day to recognize all presidents and celebrate a national day off (with shopping). Ame...
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  • How are you celebrating Black History Month?

    February is Black History Month and we want to know how you're celebrating! We've gathered a list of some trailblazers who should be recognized and celebrated. Let us know who has inspired you the most.    T...
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  • Tall (tales), Dark, and mysterious?: Re-visiting the true history of Valentine's Day:

    Our national holiday celebrating love hasn’t always been all candy hearts and flowers. How did a day that was once described as “a rural masculine cult involving the sacrifice of goats and dogs” (Smi...
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  • How do you celebrate Black History Month?

    There are countless ways to honor Black History Month. We found some great suggestions here (NAACP), but would love to hear what you have to say!  We're curious how do you celebrate? 
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  • First Ladies Poll

    Which of the following US first ladies do you regularly include in your general United States history courses?
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  • Which topic do you find most difficult to teach to today's students?

    A poll for anyone who teaches American history or literature.
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  • Which of the following blog topics/themes would be most helpful to you?

    As we approach the end of the semester, this poll asks fellow historians and other faculty to weigh in on topics for upcoming blogs.
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  • OAH 2018 in Sacramento, CA: will you attend?

    Bedford/St. Martin's will be in attendance at this year's OAH 2018 in Sacramento running fun events, paid focus groups, author hours at the booth, and much more. We want to know if you will be there, too!   Comm...