• Lessons My Students Have Taught Me

    According to my social media feeds, National Teacher Appreciation Day was May 7th. Reading posts thanking teachers and mentors last week led me to think a lot about what my years in the college classroom have meant to...
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  • Global Tradition Edition: Mother’s Day

    History of Mother’s Day Whether its flowers, breakfast in bed, or a handwritten card, Americans typically resort to “leisurely” activities to honor mothers and mother figures on Mothers Day.   ...
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  • Time Out for New Content

    Researching care of the mentally ill during my semester-long sabbatical has shown me just how much I have overlooked the importance of teaching the history of medicine in my courses. I blogged earlier this semester ab...
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  • How we can stop Earth Day from becoming doomsday

      With the U.S.’s carbon footprint growing, air quality flunking, and a 12 year warning to stop planet warming Earth Day is not in its heyday.   On April 22, 2019 Earth Day celebrated its 49th annivers...
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  • Tradition Edition: Easter - Peep inside the history of some of the most beloved Easter traditions

    As another Easter passes by we wanted to take a moment to reflect on all the ways we celebrate and honor this holiday. Take a look below to learn more about Easter’s traditions and symbols.   Full moon ris...
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  • World History Association 2019: San Juan Puerto Rico

    6/27/19 1:00 PM
    We will be displaying at the World History Association's 28th Annual conference in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Jun 27-29th. Please stay tuned for more information on booth number and events.  wha2019 https://www.thew...
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  • 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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  • Professor as Blogger: Benefits for Teaching & Self-Reflection

    Writing this blog is akin to keeping a journal of my professional life. The topic development, drafting, and editing process that takes place every two weeks allows me to evaluate what I’ve done in my classroom ...
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  • Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom, by David W. Blight (Simon & Schuster) - The Pulitzer Prizes

    Congratulations to Bedford Series Advisory Editor David Blight, who won a 2019 Pulitzer in the history category for his remarkable biography “Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom.”  We're so proud o...
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  • OAH 2019: Take the Bedford Challenge

    4/4/19 11:00 AM
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  • End-of-Semester-Project Idea: Short Research

    During my sabbatical this spring I’ve taught only one class: Black History delivered fully online. It’s at this point in the semester, with five weeks of classes remaining, that I assign students a final r...
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  • Women’s History Month Theme: Visionary Women: Champions of Peace and Nonviolence

    This year’s theme is Visionary Women: Champions of Peace and Nonviolence (National Women’s History Alliance). They define this as, “women who have led efforts to end war, violence, and injustice and ...
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  • Something to Think About: Women's History Month

    The women I’m reading about in the archives of New England’s state hospitals will likely never be the subjects of celebratory Women’s History Month events. The tiny remnants of their lives that exist...
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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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  • Women’s History Month: Listen, Read, Watch

    You don’t have to leave home (although we recommend you do) to celebrate Women’s History Month! Below are some great suggestions to honor Women’s History Month on your own time.   Movies: 100 Gr...
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  • Women’s History Month

    Every March we take the time to look back and honor the achievements of women throughout history. Although widely celebrated now, this was not always the case. Below we give a snapshot of what Women’s History Mo...
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  • Pathways to Student Success I: Need to Read

    A scholar new to the academic job market recently asked me to reflect on this question: what do I consider to be the greatest challenge of teaching history at a community college? So here goes ... community college st...
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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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