Interdisciplinary Work

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At my school, “interdisciplinary” was that hardy educational perennial, a “buzz word” that came back again and again during my nearly four decades on the faculty.  We actually had a couple of so-called “interdisciplinary courses,” though I did not teach them.  Instead, I usually got my interdisciplinary “jollies” by answering the requests of others looking for some historical insight into a topic that might not be strictly “historical” in content.  Here are some examples:

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  1. The Uses of History in Stoppard’s “Arcadia”–August 1, 2012.
  2. Echoes of the Scopes Trial, 1925-2000–October 1, 2012.
  3. Denying the Holocaust–February 1, 2013.
  4. The Book that Changed My Life–February 26, 2013.
  5. Peace of Bread, Bread of Peace–March 14, 2013
  6. Growing Up in Colonial New England–June 15, 2014.
  7. American Witch-Hunters:  Salem & McCarthy–August 15, 2014.
  8. Is Wolf Hatred Really “Wolfism”?–October 24, 2014.
  9. American Republicanism, Part I–April 1, 2015.
  10. American Republicanism, Part II–May 1, 2015.
  11. American Republicanism, Part III–June 1, 2015.
  12. American Republicanism, Part IV–July 15, 2015.

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For  those interested in reading more of my reflections on history, here are links to several books on the subject:

REABP CoverRancorous Enmities and Blind Partialities:  Parties and Factions in Georgia, 1807-1845 (University Press of America, 2015)

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In Pursuit of Dead Georgians:  One Historian’s Excursions into the History of His Adopted State (iUniverse, 2015)

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Politics on the Periphery:  Factions and Parties in Georgia, 1783-1806 (University of Delaware Press, 1986)