Monthly Archives: October 2013

Teaching History “Backwards” (History Lesson Plans, 1)

[NOTE:Sometimes teaching ideas come from odd sources. In 2007, for example, I asked the principals of our elementary, junior high, and high schools to reflect in the columns of the History Department newsletter on the place of History in their … Continue reading

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Son House–Preacher, Killer, “Father of the Delta Blues” (Blues Stories, 10)

A review of Daniel Beaumont, Preachin’ the Blues: The Life & Times of Son House. Oxford and New York: Oxford University Press, 2011. The cover picture on the double compact disc, “Son House: Father of the Delta Blues: The Complete … Continue reading

Posted in "Charley Patton", Alan Lomax, American History, Books, Delta Blues, History, Research, Retirement, Robert Johnson, Son House, Southern History, Teaching, The Blues | Tagged , , , , , | 2 Comments