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I'm able to answer most questions about US History, whether related to political, social, economic, or military issues.

Experience in the area

I've studied American history for nearly 20 years. I'm currently volunteering for AllExperts in Medieval and European history.


My newest book WE NEED TO TALK: 27 DIALOGUES ON RACE IN AMERICA is available in the Amazon Kindle store. http://www.amazon.com/dp/B01E69CUUI Also the author of AMERICAN REVOLUTION 2016: RATIONALE AND AIMS FOR RADICAL CHANGE http://www.amazon.com/American-Revolution-2016-Rationale-Radical-ebook/dp/B00MI9H9VE


BA History (High Honors)

What do you like about this subject?

History provides insight into human nature.

What do you still hope to achieve/learn in this field?

History is never a dead subject. New information is always being revealed, and old information is being reinterpreted. So, trying to understand the past is a constant challenge.

Something interesting about this subject that others may not know:

As a young boy, future president Woodrow Wilson saw Confederate President Jefferson Davis being captured by Union soliders.

Something controversial or provocative about this subject

History is not an objective description of what happened. Rather, history is a compilation of past events filtered through the mind of a person, and is therefore influenced by that person's personal biases. So, history is an art as well as a science.

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2016-10-15 Terms of address for American aristocracy:

Hi Tim,    I'll be glad to help with your question.    America in the 19th century, especially before the Civil War, prided itself on being egalitarian instead of having a rigid class system like in Europe

2016-07-15 bust of Pallas:

Hi Stephen,    I'll be glad to help with your question.     To my knowledge, it was not customary for anyone in 19th century America to seek protection from a bust of Pallas. Victorian America had a pretty

2016-06-22 US history:

Hi Courtney,    I can only offer my opinion here, and it is this: No, I don't think that the US should be the world's police because 1) we lack the resources to do so effectively 2) when we try to do so

2016-03-25 US History:

Hi Jordan,    The contemporary comparison to the Steinbeck work which you mentioned is the current debate about the acceptance of migrants from the Middle East who are fleeing war, famine, corruption,

2016-03-14 American History (1950s-ish):

Hi Tiegan,    I'll be glad to help. The stark choice, though, is to provide something concise and clear but perhaps not detailed enough, or something long and very detailed, which would risk being too


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