Diaries

by Bob on September 25, 2009

Today, I’d like to offer a couple of entries from the diary of a Civil War Doctor in 1863: Feb. 16th Quite pleasant today. Instruct the Doctor in his duty. Man stabbed in neck in the 3rd Regt. Go to see him. In the afternoon [an] orderly came riding in speed from the right of [...]

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Why History is in the Humanities

September 18, 2009

If you’ve read much of this blog, you probably can see what perspective I’m coming from. You might agree with me on any given point, or not. That’s OK. The question is, though, given that we might have differing opinions, presuppositions, and agendas, do we really have anything to say to one another? What can [...]

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Agendas

September 11, 2009

So, we all, engineers and politicians, fast food workers and stock brokers, math professors and history professors, have our own set of presuppositions and agendas. I gave you some of mine, in regard to the Civil War. I’ve given you some of my agendas (or, rather, my bias against certain agendas) regarding history in general. [...]

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