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Earth Is Not Flat: A multidimensional view of the past

The debate over whether it is better to think in terms of histories rather than History seems somewhat frivolous.  Yet upon further reflection, it is an entirely valid question and one that begs to be asked.  ‘History’ is a less … Continue reading

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How history somewhat contradicts itself

The term “history” is too much of a generalization to be used in an academic setting by historians or citizens. History refers to the broad and expanded view of human history and the impact that its humans and nations have … Continue reading

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The Present: An Accumulation of Past Histories

When considering events from the past and their influences, individuals often find themselves stuck in the typical one-dimensional arena of “History” rather than “histories.” Consider this, if someone approached you and asked for you to tell them everything you know … Continue reading

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Putting “History” in the Past

It was the longest day in history! History is doomed to repeat itself. Either you get it now or it is history. Each of these prior statements make sense, yet they all condense the meaning of History it self. History … Continue reading

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Looking Back on History… or Should I say Histories?

When referred to the past, people and historians usually refer to it as history, rather than histories. However, I must say, I do not agree with them. In my opinion, It is impossible to refer to the past as just … Continue reading

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Histories VS History

Thinking in terms of histories rather than a history is extremely important whether it be for a class or just in an everyday conversation. We have heard many times “history is written by the victors,” (Winston Churchilll) which leads us to … Continue reading

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Essay #1. histories vs. History (Assignment Description)

As you know, this course is titled “Secret histories of the 20th Century told (mostly) through comics.” Please consider the following proposition: When contemplating the legacy of the past, historians and citizens should always think in terms of histories rather … Continue reading

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