A blog about American history.  Posts will include:

  • Book Reviews
  • Movie Reviews
  • History in the news
  • History in politics
  • Analysis of current events
  • Historical perspectives on current events and politics

Your feedback is valuable!  Visit the Ask the Historian  page if you have any questions!

Ask the Historian


Historian, lecturer, writer, teacher, curator, archivist, coach, cynic, husband, father, golfer, banjoist, sailor, all around schmuck…..

History Instructor at the James Madison Preparatory School

BA History, University of Pittsburgh

MA History, Duquesne University


History is the teacher of life……and doesn’t have to be boring !


8 responses to “About

  1. Dave

    Dear Practical Historian-
    Should Justice Kagan recuse herself in the Obamacare case before the Supreme Court? Could you add a section to your blog- ASK AN HISTORIAN? Just thinking it could be great good fun, eh?

  2. I have nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award. You can read about this at http://www.craighill.net/2012/02/19/versatile-blogger-award-nomination/

  3. I love what you’re aiming to do. We need more history advocacy out there.

  4. Need to rearrange the order of your adjectives. “Cynic” belongs somewhere less subliminally associative. Just sayin’ — hahahah — Bear — p.s. if you do move it, please tell me, and maybe moderate this comment.

  5. I have enjoyed you site for a while now. Thank you for stopping back at mine for a visit.

  6. I’m glad you enjoyed my post so much you reblogged it! 🙂

  7. I have nominated you for The Versatile Blogger Award. I can think of no other site in which I feel smarter at the end of reading a post. Insightful, entertaining…just wonderful.


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