What My Students (and I) Learned This Semester

by Will Katerberg Prior to this class, history courses annoyed me because I always thought, ‘History is history, it happened and it’s over with, that’s that.’ This is true: history is in the past and you can’t change the past. But depending on how you approach history or what method you use to approach it, …

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Growing and Learning as a Christian Historian

Part 6 (conclusion) of the Integration of Faith & History in the Classroom series by Dan Miller. These are tough issues for students (and professors) to grapple with, especially if they have not previously been asked to examine carefully and think deeply. Hence, I encourage them to see their education as a process rather than a result. …

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William Duer: America’s First Wall Street Villain

by Bob Schoone-Jongen. It’s no secret that the United States has had its fair share of financial scandals. Ferdinand Ward fleeced Ulysses Grant in 1881. Samuel Insull bilked thousands of people out of millions of dollars invested in his utility schemes in the 1930s. More recently we’ve seen Bernie Ebbers, Ken Lay, Bernie Madoff, all …

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The Christian Historian and Empathy

Part 5 of the Integration of Faith & History in the Classroom series by Dan Miller. Few developments in the history of any group or individual can be reduced to simple matters of good and evil. Taking an empathetic approach to history means trying to understand the circumstances and perceptions that move people to action. None of …

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Re-Orienting the Contemporary Narrative of African Americans in Baseball

by Eric M. Washington. It is very late on Wednesday, April 15, 2015. This particular day and year marks the 150th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln’s assassination. Many historians and Americans in general consider Lincoln that most significant president in this country’s history. He was the first Republican to win a presidential election, and of course …

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