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Alive and Still Bloggin’: “Retired But Not Shy” at Five

A little over a year ago, I posted an account of the evolution of this blog as it reached its fourth birthday. It’s now time to provide an update, a few months after the fifth anniversary of “Retired But Not Shy,” and the appearance … Continue reading

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A Tale of Three Books

[Note: At this point in my career, I have published three books, two of which came out this summer.  I figured that at least a few of my faithful readers might be interested in where the ideas for those volumes came from.] * * … Continue reading

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In [Digital] Pursuit of Dead Georgians, 20: Some Online Sources

[NOTE:  With the new school year upon us, I thought I would offer a post in the “In Pursuit of Dead Georgians” series that is a bit different.  This one is for my fellow teachers  of American and Georgia history … Continue reading

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Civil Rights–and Wrongs: Reflections on The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and His Legacy

  [NOTE:  In the middle of last month, I began a series of posts tracing how, near the end of my teaching career, I came eagerly to embrace the opportunity to teach a one-semester elective course on the History of the … Continue reading

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Muchas Gracias: Responding to a “Thankfulness Challenge”

[NOTE: Much of this post originated as a series of “status updates” on Facebook.  I have made a few minor revisions and appended some comments.] * * * * *                           Day 1:  A friend nominated me to undertake a ten-day “challenge,” listing … Continue reading

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The South on the Nation’s Psychiatric Couch, Again

A Review of Tracy Thompson, The New Mind of the South. New York and London: The Free Press, 2013. [NOTE:  I became a historian of the South not by birth, but because a southern grad school to which I’d applied … Continue reading

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The Lecture-Discussion Conundrum (History Lesson Plans, 2)

By the time I signed on to teach History at a prep school, I had spent five years learning to be a college professor; in my new job, I was expected to be a teacher. I was informed by my … Continue reading

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Teaching Prep School With a PhD, 2–Survival Skills

[NOTE: In 1973, I earned a PhD in American History. Then, given the grim realities of the job market for a would-be college professor, I made a leap in the dark, signing on at a “prep school” until “something better … Continue reading

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“The Thrill of the Hunt”: Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr. (1917-2007), On History

[Note: One of the things I tried to do while editor of the History Department Newsletter (1999-2000; 2006-2010) was to keep my colleagues informed of the passing of various noted historians. Usually, I could find an obituary in a historical … Continue reading

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