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December 2, 2019

 Race for Empire explains how total warfare shifted ideas, perceptions, and beliefs surrounding racism within Japan and the United States. Fujitani argues that total warfare forced both Japan and the United states to disavow racism and include despised populations with...

November 18, 2019

            Narratives that reference expansion west during the second half of the nineteenth century often focus on the rugged landscape, untamed wilderness, and hearty men who took control of the untamed Great Plains. Missing from these narratives, however, are the v...

November 11, 2019

    The historian Amino emphasizes the diversity of the Kamakura period by claiming that the Japanese became increasingly aware of different types of people outside of their familiar region, The rise of warlords and the samurai class during the Kamakura and Muromachi p...

November 4, 2019

On 4 August 1964, as the USS Maddox was conducting reconnaissance in the Gulf of Tonkin, it was attacked by North Vietnamese torpedo boats.  Two days later, while sailing through stormy weather, the ship’s crew reported they had been attacked for a second time. While S...

October 24, 2019

                   The Korean War started on June 25, 1950. The outbreak of the Korean War was a culmination of decades’ worth of tension between North and South Korea, rather than an unwarranted invasion, as Truman’s statement would make it appear. The Korean War repr...

October 14, 2019

In 1876, at the Centennial Exposition in Philadelphia, many Americans tasted a banana for the first time.[1] Wrapped in tinfoil, eaten with a fork and knife, and sold for a dime, the banana represented a luxury tropical item.[2]In attendance at the Exposition were repr...

October 6, 2019

            I am a college-aged, white male interested in the history of the crusades. There was a time when this was not a dangerous demographic, but this has changed, and I dearly wish that it had not. Alt-right, white-supremacist, ultra-conservative movements now wi...

September 30, 2019

In 1983, Pink Floyd released The Final Cut.  Despite the middling reviews it received from contemporary critics and fans alike, the album, like most of the band’s work, has aged well, and is arguably the group’s most interesting composition in terms of theme and inspir...

September 23, 2019

The fledgling Roman empire is a source of continued fascination and inspiration for the modern-day historian. The appeal of the era, with its intrigue, violence, and complex characters, transcends historical accuracy and nestles firmly in the pop-culture sub-conscience...

September 16, 2019

            World War II engulfed every aspect of life in the United States. The climate that was created by World War II affected every aspect of a person’s life, from the films people watched to the jobs people held. During World War II, the United States transformed...

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