Monthly Archives: February 2010

New Book Acquisitions

I spent some time this afternoon at Barnes and Noble book store (not virtually) as I love to browse their large selection of Bargain Books and in particular, of course, the history section. I made two nice purchases. Journals: 1952-2000 … Continue reading

Posted in American History, Books & Reviews, News & Notes | Leave a comment

Discovering the Civil War Online – Live Webcast

This looks like a great event, and as most of you know. I am a student at American Public Univsersity and Dr. Woodworth is current one of my instructors. Well they have a great event coming up: Discovering the Civil … Continue reading

Posted in American History, Civil War, Historians, News & Notes, Teaching | Leave a comment

B4H Looking for Contributors

I’m looking for history instructors or educators, graduate students or college professors who are interested in being a regular contributor here at blog4history.com. Potential revenue sharing once the advertising kicks in and it will. I am looking for 2-3 people … Continue reading

Posted in News & Notes | Leave a comment

President Obama Could Pass FDR as a Spender

Not a political post, but a factual one. Ten days ago President Obama signed legislation to increase the federal government’s borrowing authority by nearly $2 trillion. After President Obama signed a law last week authorizing the United States Treasury to … Continue reading

Posted in American History, Great Depression, News & Notes, Presidents | Leave a comment

Why Franklin D. Roosevelt was a Great President

I’ve spent several weeks giving you what some historians thought of Franklin D. Roosevelt’s economic policies as well as my own opinion. What I would like to do now is explain why I feel that FDR was indeed a great … Continue reading

Posted in Featured | 7 Comments

Negro with a Hat: The Rise and Fall of Marcus Garvey

I don’t know when or if I will get a chance to read and review Colin Grant’s Negro with a Hat: The Rise and Fall of Marcus Garvey from Oxford University Press due to come out in March. 544 pp. … Continue reading

Posted in American History, Books & Reviews, Memory | Leave a comment

AP US History & Howard Zinn

I received today my A.P. United States History catalog from SocialStudies.com which was filled with books, DVDs, and other resources and guides for purchase. First off, I wish I had a budget I would order a ton of materials from … Continue reading

Posted in American History, Books & Reviews, News & Notes, Teaching | 6 Comments

The Coming of another Great Depression by 2012?

I have to admit that I have on occasion caught parts of the Glenn Beck show; you know that far Right-Wing fear and hate monger. Mainly I catch it on the weekends, if at all. Anyway, Beck for well over … Continue reading

Posted in Economy, Featured, News & Notes, Politics | 9 Comments

Racial discrimination in Union Army pensions detailed by new study

Brigham Young University sent me the following results of a study that analyzed pension and medical records from a random sample of the 179,000 black soldiers enlisted in the Union Army during the Civil War and found some interesting, though … Continue reading

Posted in American History, Civil War, Historians, Memory | Leave a comment

WWII Historical Imagery in Google Earth

On February 4, 2010, Google.com announced that it had added an historical imagery feature to Google Earth. From their blog: The historical imagery feature gives people a unique perspective on the events of the past using today’s latest mapping technology. … Continue reading

Posted in American History, News & Notes, WWII | Leave a comment