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It’s not Bruce Catton’s world anymore

August 20, 2013 by

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Keep in mind, I’m merely using Bruce Catton as an example of a writer of Civil War history from that era (1950s-70s), but… The point is… the world in which Civil War (and other) history is delivered by an author has changed. I think it’s clear enough that the methodology has changed… but that’s not all. […]

The future of Civil War history entails ___ (fill-in the blank)

January 14, 2013 by

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History is an interesting field. There are a wide variety of practitioners, some on the “inside”, some on the “outside”, and some, to some degree, with one foot in both (some overlapping occasionally, and some on a regular basis). But, the inside/outside thing is a matter of perspective. People work in certain circles, and from within […]

Civil War blogging… content delivery or controversy delivery?

December 1, 2012 by

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UPDATE: **If there are still those who are critical of this post and my “agenda” in doing so, it’s not complicated. Look at my education in the “About Me” tab, at the top of this blog… a masters in history, and a masters in tech comm (with heavy emphasis on Web theory). This post was […]

Teaching in front of an invisible class

August 5, 2012 by

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Some thoughts on blogging this morning… We write… but for whom? A writer before his/her blog is somewhat like a teacher (it might be interesting to see who considers themselves authoritarian teachers and non-authoritarian teachers… and why, but we’ll not go there today) before an invisible class. We have information, perspectives and/or experiences to share… […]

Empowering words… more… through the “writing space”

July 6, 2012 by

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I don’t get to write about it much, or perhaps I should say, I don’t take as much time as I would like, to write about it… … but, what is in the power of an assembled collection of written words? Obviously, there are masters of this sort of thing, at least, more obviously… in print media. All […]

And you thought electronically delivered history was all about the content…

February 13, 2012 by

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… and you thought all I focus on is history… humpf! I keep telling people, electronically delivered history isn’t simply a matter of a new platform (the Web) for a place to put stuff (aka the same old print media layout and design)… and this round of books in the pic above, being packed-up for […]

e-book vs. traditional: the past and future of reading and writing

July 25, 2011 by

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I was going to write something about the Civil War yesterday, but opted for another direction. The in-process Civil War related post remains in the hopper, and will see the light of day… or rather… the back-lit screen, soon enough. What seems to catch my attention even more, however, are recent developments in the book […]