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In the final exam for my Global Cold War class, I give my students a two point bonus question: who was the hottest historical figure of the Cold War? I allow them to define “hot” any way that they wish: … Continue reading
As a history lecturer, I have for many years used the coach scene in Edward Bellamy’s utopian novel Looking Backward: 2000-1887 as a way to describe the deep sense of insecurity that Americans lived with during the Gilded Age. I often … Continue reading
“The multiplication of values that buying on margin made possible in a rising market worked with impartial and fearful symmetry when values were on the way down.” David Kennedy, Freedom From Fear, page 38, paragraph two.
The Andy Warhol version of the Pullman strike.
I want you to write an eight page paper (ok, it can be nine pages or seven) about a book that was written sometime between 1914 and 1945. It can be either fiction or nonfiction. Below you will find a list of … Continue reading
I want you to write an eight/nine page paper about a book that was written sometime between 1877 and 1914. Below you will find a list of recommendations. Read the book, read a biography of the author, and incorporate your … Continue reading