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The hard part of democracy: Respecting a result you don’t like.

Yesterday, Scotland’s long-awaited referendum on potential independence for the United Kingdom ended with a No vote. The result was fairly decisive, confounding expectations from polls taken just a few days … Continue reading

September 19, 2014 · 2 Comments

Our little neighborhood: Voyager 1’s famous Earth-Moon photo.

The above photo was taken 37 years ago today, on September 18, 1977, from the space probe Voyager 1. It is the first photo ever taken of the Earth and … Continue reading

September 18, 2014 · 1 Comment

Keeping up with the Adamses: My review of Adams National Historical Park.

As you’ve noticed I have a lot of posts stacked up pertaining to my recent research trip to Boston, and this one is another museum review–and only escapes being a … Continue reading

September 17, 2014 · Leave a comment

Historical Photo: Vacation on the Quebec shore, 1870s.

I was going to reblog this post from the awesome History Kicks Ass! blog, but I wasn’t sure my WordPress would pick up the photo in the appropriate resolution so … Continue reading

September 17, 2014 · Leave a comment

Gore Place: America’s “Darlington Hall.”

Ready for another museum review? Instead of Presidential libraries, how about a Federalist mansion? When I was in Boston on my recent research trip, a staff member at the Massachusetts … Continue reading

September 15, 2014 · 2 Comments

Amongst the ruins of Isca Augusta you may just find Adrian Goldsworthy.

Originally posted on If It Happened Yesterday, It's History:
(The Isca Augusta was once a Roman legionary fortress and settlement. Image used under the Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 License.…

September 15, 2014 · Leave a comment

42 Historical People, No. 5: Kartir, Zoroastrian priest.

After a long lapse (occasioned by my absence), tonight we return to the “42 Historical People” series! Why don’t more people know what Zoroastrianism is? The faith of ancient Iran, … Continue reading

September 14, 2014 · 1 Comment

Five summers worse than 2014: An answer to The Daily Beast.

I read a lot of news/politics sites, and one of them, although I don’t agree with it a lot of the time, is The Daily Beast. A few days ago … Continue reading

September 2, 2014 · 1 Comment

You don’t know Jack: My review of the JFK Presidential Library.

Last December, while on a research trip to southern California, I visited the Richard M. Nixon Presidential Library in Yorba Linda and reviewed it for this blog. This past weekend, … Continue reading

September 1, 2014 · 2 Comments

Researching “Ten Years of Winter”: A day in my life as a historian.

Most of you know that I’ve been spending the last several weeks in Boston, on a research fellowship to gather historical materials for my Ph.D. dissertation (and hopefully a book, … Continue reading

August 30, 2014 · 5 Comments

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