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.

History Roundtable6 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 Millard6 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 Saini6 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'Callaghan6 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 Sneathen7 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 Melon7 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 .7 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 Martin7 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. Hagadorn7 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-Sandia7 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 Roundtable8 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 Novello8 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...
Toba Leverton8 months ago
Emil Cohen
On Friday, November 23rd, I drove from my house in West Windsor, New Jersey, to the suburban retirement community, the Village Grande, seven minutes away. My brother, Ari, accompanied me, bringing alo...
Rich Monetti8 months ago
French Jewish Spy Recounts Her Story Behind Enemy Lines
Unfortunately, there are no shortage of Holocaust stories. On the other hand, the inspiration we draw from stories of survival doesn’t run out either. But Rabbi Arik Wolf drew a distinction beyond the...
Shandi Pace8 months ago
1968: The Presidential Race and the Democratic National Convention
The numerous events that led to the Democratic National Convention (DNC) in 1968 were both challenging and heartbreaking. The assassination of civil rights activist Martin Luther King Jr. and Robert F...
Iria Vasquez-Paez8 months ago
Separation of Church and State
The United States has always been the first country to be about the separation of Church and State. Thomas Jefferson used the term “wall of separation between church and state,” in a letter to the Dan...
Northern Ireland Conflicts
The Northern Ireland Conflicts took place between 1969 and 1994, but their effects are still felt today for many of the people in Northern Ireland. The armed conflicts started over whether Northern Ir...