Monthly Archives: December 2013

tourists of history

The last book we read in class brought up very interesting topics on how America memorializes a tragic event or memorials in general.  I really enjoyed our discussion on how the teddy bear is used as a symbol of innocence as … Continue reading

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Before the Battles and the Protests, the Chains – NYTimes.com

Before the Battles and the Protests, the Chains – NYTimes.com.

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Getting lost, getting toured

This past weekend, I helped run the interpretation at the Worcester House (New Echota) during the annual Christmas Candelight tour. In the cold, rainy, windy night, with the paper-sack luminaries (6-hr tealights in a small bed of sand) constantly being … Continue reading

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9/11 Museum

I happened to catch this story in the news and thought it was interesting because we were just looking at these beams this afternoon.  This seems like a pretty good example of some of the things we were talking about. … Continue reading

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I Thought It Was Junk…

After my grandfather died a couple of years ago, I inherited a cardboard box of old letters, photos, and documents.  Among these things were a series of propaganda pamphlets and fliers sent out to farmers during WWII.  As I was … Continue reading

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An argument for complication

Immersed in the 9/11 materials for this week, I’ve found myself remembering my own cultural locatedness on that day and the days that followed, the ways in which I responded to that event, and the insights the materials we’re reading … Continue reading

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