Monthly Archives: August 2010

CU Student Registration for the TCH

CU students who want to attend the Sat. luncheon at the Tennessee Conference of Historians will need to pay a $10 registration fee. Please let Dr. Cheathem know by Tues., Sept. 7, so that he can reserve a spot for you.

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Top Ten Lost Technologies

You might be surprised by some of the lost technologies included on this list. And, no, none of them are the Frozen Donkey Wheel.

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Clay Allison – Tennessean in the West

In 1840, Clay Allison was born in Waynesboro, Tennessee. After serving in the Civil War Allison moved west and, among other things, became a cowboy, rancher and gunslinger. Allison’s reputation as a killer grew with the numerous lynchings and shootings that … Continue reading

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You’ve Been Warned

You know how professors denounce Wikipedia as a source that shouldn’t be cited in college papers? And how they tell you that the consequences of using it will be severe? I’ll bet some of the lawyers in this case didn’t pay … Continue reading

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Remembering Hurricane Katrina

It’s hard to believe that Hurricane Katrina made landfall five years ago, causing flooding that spanned large portions of the city of New Orleans. The pictures of this natural catastrophe still speak for themselves: Less than two years after Katrina, historians were … Continue reading

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Emmett Till and the Money Store

Today is the 55th anniversary of the murder of 14-year-old Emmett Till. An anonymous real estate developer is attempting to purchase and restore the Money, Mississippi, grocery store where Till, an African American boy, allegedly whistled at a white woman, Carolyn Bryant. … Continue reading

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True or False: “Those Who Cannot Remember the Past Are Condemned to Repeat It?”

The above quote from George Santayana is often repeated by students as a reason to study history. You may have used it yourself, but have you ever thought about what this maxim says about your interpretation of history? This blog … Continue reading

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