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This is the grave of Ernest May, as well as various other professors associated with Harvard. Born in 1928 in Fort Worth, Texas, May went to UCLA for college, graduating with his B.A. in 1948 and his Ph.D. in 1951. He was half-Mexican, as his mother came from an old Tejano family in Texas, though […]
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This is the grave of Francis Parkman. Born in Boston in 1823, Parkman grew up in the region’s elite. His father was one of the city’s leading Unitarian ministers. He was a sickly boy and spent a lot of time at his grandfather’s heavily forested farm west of the city, which instilled a love of […]
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Alfred Crosby, RIP

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On March 16, 2018
There aren’t a lot of historians who deserve what some might see as hyperbolic language. By and large, most of us just build on each other, slightly shift a literature, and contribute to the broader expansion of historical knowledge. It’s a noble if rather anonymous profession that unfortunately is also one that is dying in […]
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