Call for Articles and Book Reviews!

As I muse on another post, this time about either women in the medieval ages or Social Darwinism in the Boer Wars, I thought I would throw out a call for articles and book reviews! It’s still a work in process, but I am looking for interested individuals who would like to submit an article

Some Scratchy Issues Concerning the Black Death

“Ring around the roseys Pocket full of posies Ashes, ashes We all fall down.” This endearing childhood nursery masks a darker reality that most young children would cringe at if they discovered the origin of this rhyme as a ditty about the Black Death. Most people know two things about the Black Death.

Treks Around Aztalan

I’m from southeastern Wisconsin. I was born, raised, and deeply indoctrinated into the history and culture of arguably one of the most diverse areas in the country. I mean diverse in a multitude of ways.  

What Kind of Historian Are You?

First of all, I apologize for my absence. We currently have no internet at my apartment, and I am awaiting the arrival of such this week. I have about a thousand posts prepped but no way to post! Carry on, you are saying, I know it, so read on::

Misconceptions of WWII, Part Three

(Editor’s note: This is the final part of Chris Ketcherside’s series on myths relating to World War II. Thanks again for reading!!) — 6) Blitzkrieg = planes and tanks This is not so much a myth as it is a general perception, stemming from what German tactics appeared at the time, the principle weapons they

Misconceptions of WWII, Part Two

(Editor’s note: This is the second of a three-part series about popular misconceptions about World War II,written by a reenacting friend. The final post will be put up tomorrow. Enjoy!) — 3) The Allies won primarily through material and industrial power It’s likely I’ve dispelled this conception in the discussions above, but it is often

Misconceptions of WWII, Part One

(Editor’s note: This is another submission from Chris Ketcherside, the author of the previous post on “Why Learn History?” This time, Chris has focused on debunking misconceptions of World War II. I’m splitting his post into three posts spanning the next three days so check back for its continuation!) — Originally, I wanted to call

Family of Love

(Editor’s note: Rosemarie was one of the first people I met when I studied overseas two years ago, and she and I have remained in pretty good contact since then. She’s going to become a regular contributor to the blog (since I’m a pretty persuasive person like that), and she’ll provide not only international flair