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This is the grave of Carter Woodson. Born in 1875 in New Canton, Virginia, to illiterate ex-slaves, Woodson grew up as poor as any young Black southerner in the post-Reconstruction period. His father was a carpenter and farmer and they didn’t make ends meet. Woodson attended school only occasionally because his labor was needed for […]
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Historians to the Rescue!

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On April 12, 2019
Leave it to historians to solve problems! It was still early on March 30 when historian Amy Kohout began scrolling through her Instagram feed. An image caught her eye: an ad by Nike promoting its new line of Trail Running gear, which launched this month. It had a throwback feel: a vivid image of a […]

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 bro

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This is the grave of Michael Green and the future grave of Theda Perdue. Pioneering historians of Native America, both Green and Perdue have had impressive careers. Green finished his PhD from Iowa in 1973 before teaching at West Texas State, Monmouth, Iowa, Dartmouth, and Oklahoma before landing his last job at the University of […]
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