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In addition to the government’s emulation of Mussolini’s fascist architectural ideas, it is also staffing agencies to promote officially approved fascist histories. Such as this tweet from the Bureau of Land Management’s feed. Thank you @realDonaldTrump for the shout out to the American West: “Our ancestors braved the unknown, tamed the wilderness, settled the wild […]

Notes from the West

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On October 20, 2019

I have been almost silent from the blog for the last week. The main reason is that I spent that whole week in the West. The proximate reason was to attend the Western History Association conference in

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Fire and the Western Mentality

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In General
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On October 24, 2018
Another year of western wildfires is now over, if the wildfire season ever actually ends anymore. It’s depressing. Last fall, I spent the first half of my sabbatical in Oregon. I was all excited to do a bunch of high mountain hiking in the Oregon Cascades. But the worst fires in decades completely ruined that […]
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Given that the government is reopening the investigation into Emmett Till’s lynching, it’s worth thinking about lynching a little bit. Mostly, when we think about lynching, we think about black people getting lynched in the South. There’s a very good reason for this and we should. Of course, plenty of African-Americans were lynched in the […]
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