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March 4, 2019

In February 1946, George Kennan was head of the State Department’s mission in Moscow.  The Treasury Department requested he profile the Soviet Union in an attempt to understand the motivations behind Josef Stalin’s foreign policy decisions.  Through then Secretary of S...

February 25, 2019

    In light of Trump's recent declaration of a national emergency over the border wall, I believe it is important to understand the history of these declarations, as well as their implications. Most historians and constitutional law scholars agree that the president’s...

February 18, 2019

            The Muslim empire was severely fragmented prior to and during the initial stages of the Crusades. The fragmentation was due to different elite groups that rose to prominence in different areas of the Islamic world during this time. Since there was not one c...

February 11, 2019

La Primavera, also known as an Allegory of the Spring, is one of the most controversial paintings done by renowned renaissance artist, Sandro Botticelli. A question I had when analyzing this painting was: did women have a renaissance? The themes in La Primavera differe...

December 17, 2018

An overlooked segment of American history has been the inattention to the diets of Americans, an aspect which shapes the lives of all citizens. From meatloaf to lots and lots of pineapple, here are some of the major food evolutions in 20th century America!

1920s: After...

December 10, 2018

   

    China was a dangerous place in the early 20th century, especially if you were Chinese. Warlords controlled large swaths of territory, the country was in an almost constant state of civil war, and banditry was commonplace. If you happened to be European...

December 3, 2018

John Gast's’ painting, American Progress  is symbolic of the prevalent early American theme of manifest destiny. Manifest destiny was a term used to define what white Americans sought to do: bring civilization to the west. Thus, John Gast is perpetuating the idea that...

November 19, 2018

In 1968, the world seemed as though it was coming apart [1].   Charles De Gaulle’s conservative government in France stood on the precipice of collapse as student protesters joined forces with striking industrial workers to paralyze the country.  In Prague, a Soviet di...

November 13, 2018

            Enslaved people experienced life in a way that modern day Americans cannot imagine. During transportation to America through the middle passage, Africans experienced beatings, witnessed acts of extreme violence towards other slaves and crew members, and wer...

November 8, 2018

On the 18th of November, while campaigning for Montana's Matt Rosendale, President Donald Trump summed up one of the Republican's major midterm focuses with the following slogan; "Democrats produce mobs, Republicans Produce Jobs."[1] The President is likely unaware, th...

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