Category Archives: History

For Earth Day…

Let’s take heart from the abolition movement. This earth day article is three years old. Its a good essay. On Earth Day three years later, Harriet Tubman, we’re told, will be on twenty dollar bills. Some are happy about this, … Continue reading

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Last Crow War Chief Dies

   (Image: Kinston Free Press/ Creative Commons) At age 102, Joseph Medicine Crow has passed away in Montana. He was the last Plains Indian war chief.  The historian, veteran, and anthropologist was awarded the Legion d’honneur, the Presidential Medal of … Continue reading

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Texas Talks to Focus on Women

An upcoming lecture at the Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum in Canyon will be centered on pioneering women in the history of the state. Continue reading

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Life With Amarillo Ramp

(Art. Over on Glasstire.com.) http://glasstire.com/2014/12/11/my-life-with-amarillo-ramp/

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New Texas textbooks evaluated for bias

A report from the Texas Freedom Network Education Fund has declared that the information in social studies textbooks that have been adopted by the Texas State Board of Education contain inaccurate and biased information. These books, intended for Texas schools, … Continue reading

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Staying Objective with the News on the Israel-Palestine Conflict

The news on the Israel-Palestine conflict can be a bit confusing, overwhelming, and at times misleading. The conflict is not as new as the media is making it look. The following post was put together in an attempt to get … Continue reading

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One night in 1979, fifteen hundred nuclear missiles were believed to be about to hit the United States An article about a very tense night at Strategic Air Command in Nebraska in ’79…   “Within seconds, everyone in the bunker … Continue reading

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Bhopal: Thirty years after the worst industrial accident in history…

…people are still suffering. Over 20,000 people are estimated to have died after an American-owned plant, Union Carbide leaked tons and tons of a poisonous gas.    “Before dawn on December 3, 1984, a pesticide plant in Bhopal, India, exploded … Continue reading

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Emojis as a branch of cultural studies? O_o

When you think of cultural analysis, what pops into your head? For me, it’s Margaret Mead doing her ethnography of Samoa. But nowadays, people are studying little faces on screens. Are they modern glyphs? Are they a text of sorts … Continue reading

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J.R.R. Tolkien’s Son To Release His Father’s Translation of “Beowulf” ““Beowulf” was most likely written in Britain—by whom, we don’t know—in around the eighth century. (That is Tolkien’s date. Some scholars put it later.) The plot is simple and exalted. … Continue reading

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