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Geography of hate: the places of racism in American history. [With Geolocations]

The legacy of racism is everywhere in American history, from marble mansions to ordinary streetcorners. We must reckon with it.

By |2019-08-04T14:15:12-07:00August 4th, 2019|Earth, Geography, History|1 Comment

Cribs of the Chiefs: let’s visit some Presidential Places. (Part 1) [videos]

In my video series, you can take a look at some of the beautiful places associated with our first five Presidents, including Mount Vernon, Peacefield and Monticello.

By |2018-06-18T20:30:55-07:00June 18th, 2018|History, Video|0 Comments

“Second Decade” Podcast, Episode 6 examines the retirement of Thomas Jefferson.

The latest podcast episode examines Jefferson's troubles during the 1810s, when he was not-so-happily retired to Monticello after leaving the White House.

By |2016-12-09T20:30:06-07:00December 9th, 2016|Podcasts|0 Comments

My 10 favorite articles of 2014 (Part I): Waffels, Jefferson, Stockfish and Pringle.

My top 10 favorite articles of the year, Nos. 10, 9, 8 and 7.

By |2014-12-30T11:41:40-07:00December 30th, 2014|Environment, History, Interact, Missing Persons|0 Comments

The Sage of Monticello looks skyward: Thomas Jefferson’s weather book.

After he returned from Washington, Thomas Jefferson chronicled the environmental history of his plantation in a special book, which very few historians have ever seen.

Dark days at Monticello: Thomas Jefferson’s environmental misfortunes.

After he retired from the Presidency, Thomas Jefferson struggled mightily to make a living and keep his family out of poverty, and climate change compounded his misfortunes.

By |2014-06-14T20:30:19-07:00June 14th, 2014|Environment, History, Spotlight, Ten Years of Winter|0 Comments