history

Past politicians, legislation and political movements have changed the course of history in ways both big and small. Welcome to our blast to the past.

Peter Rose2 days ago
Were Empires Good or Bad?
Were empires good or bad? Judging history with today's opinions achieves nothing. We are subjected to a lot of claims that Britain was wrong to have had an empire. Most of the criticism of Britain's e...
The Reparations Debate Is More Than a Dollar Figure
The topic of reparations for African Americans isn’t a new concept. America as a country has touched on this issue, albeit briefly, quite a few times during the course of its history. Recent political jockeying for the 2020 election season has brought the topic back to the forefront for both African Americans, and the greater public. What are reparations? Why is the debate taking place now? Wasn’t slavery a long time ago? Those questions and others are typical of how the dialogue on this topic h...
Michael Reynoso19 days ago
5 Things You Never Knew About the Civil War
We all know the history of the Civil War. The men and women who fought for our country have sacrificed their lives so that we can live peaceably on earth. In today's world, there is still war going on...
Xristos Katsaros2 months ago
The Narrative of Racial Divisions
When we open up to conversations about how we can guarantee unalienable rights to every person born, we need to talk about who is receiving the least rights in our current system. From class, race, ge...
Dr. Williams2 months ago
Remember When
We all know the signs of growing old. That old tried and true phrase "I remember when" conjures up memories of a distant past. A past that was filled with a harmonious union of fellowship, camaraderie...
History Roundtable2 months ago
The Two-Spirits of Montana
In Montana’s pre-Columbian history, there was a tradition of young boys and girls realizing that they were two-spirit and entering a new style of life which they felt better represented them. The two-...
Elisabeth Millard2 months ago
How Do You Solve a Problem like Public History?
What with all the recent controversies surrounding "white supremacists" statues, we, as the public, are beginning to participate in the public vs academic history debate: a debate which affects many s...
Sanjeet Saini2 months ago
The Superior Economic Impact of War
While the management of scarce resources on a macro level is necessary for the construction of a healthy economy, many factors regress or excel the economic growth of a nation. Of the many factors tha...
Kate O'Callaghan2 months ago
LGBT History: Gay Rights in England
I would like to start by repeating the word 'brief' as said in the title. There are many more pieces of legislation relating to LGBT rights within the UK that I do not have the time to include in this...
Skyler Sneathen3 months ago
Why Is There a Lack of Loving in American History?
I just saw the film Loving recently. My knowledge of the Loving v. Virginia US Supreme Court Decision is relatively new. Growing up, many facets of civil rights history are drilled into us, such as th...
Jenn Melon3 months ago
5 Reasons Black History Month Is Important
February is Black History Month, a very important month of the year that I think we should all value. Each year on February 1st, we all recap on the importance of this month. Whether it be learning ab...
Lonely Allie .3 months ago
No, We Don't Need White History Month
As February opens its door, it is once again the moment to celebrate Black History Month. Officially recognized as such since 1976, the second and literally shortest month of the year, if I might add,...
Alexander Martin3 months ago
Equivalent Exchange
“Humankind cannot gain anything without first giving something in return. To obtain, something of equal value must be lost. That is alchemy’s first law of Equivalent Exchange. In those days, we really...
E.J. Hagadorn3 months ago
Paul Revere's Ride
I know of few poems that have had the lasting and far-reaching effects of Paul Revere’s Ride. Recite the first line of Longfellow’s poem and most Americans will answer with the second. That is a rare ...
Ana R-Sandia3 months ago
Russia: Royalty and the Romanovs
I have alway been fascinated by Russia: the history, the architecture, the influence, the Revolution. The country has been severely repressed for centuries. First by the gigantic gap imposed by the mo...
The Role of Social Sciences in History
The roles that the social sciences have within history are more important that one would have considered when attempting to define the word history. For the layman, they would consider history to be a...
History Roundtable4 months ago
The Tragedy of the Ainu
The Japanese, through the Matsumae family, traded heavily with the indigenous Ainu people of Hokkaido, the island just north of mainland Japan, during the unification period, a very lucrative time for...
Gabriella Novello4 months ago
Remember When That Happened? (2018 Edition)
This year was filled with controversies and happy endings, but do you remember that time when President Trump gave up on his Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity? Many things happene...