Monthly Archives: April 2011

Historical Accuracy and Hollywood

Many of you have heard me rail against the Hollywoodization of history, and you’ve probably taken a class with Prof. Bell in which he assigned a film critique. The American Historical Association has a new blog post up about the … Continue reading

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Thoughts on the Civil War Sesquicentennial

Piggybacking on Prof. Bell’s post about the Civil War Sesquicentennial, I posted my thoughts on the commemoration on the Jacksonian America blog.

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Civil War at 150

As a historian, people often ask me about a person or an event of the past. As would be expected, they rarely ask about lesser known subjects. I have no recollection of anyone asking me about Franklin Pierce, but plenty … Continue reading

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Hermitage Trip on Friday

I’ll be meeting the Austin Peay crew at The Hermitage at 10 A.M. on Friday. We’ll do the tour, then have lunch somewhere. If you’re going to meet us there, please let me know. Dr. C.

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Alumni Spotlight: Beverly Rohtert

Today’s history alumni spotlight is on Beverly Rohtert, who was a contemporary of Dr. Cheathem’s. History at CU (HCU): When did you graduate from Cumberland? Beverly Rohtert (BR): 1994 HCU: Why did you choose history as a major?   BR: … Continue reading

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Meeting APSU at the Hermitage

On Friday, April 15, I will be meeting with a group of Austin Peay students and faculty at The Hermitage. We will be discussing some ideas about how to make our Phi Alpha Theta chapter strong once it is approved. … Continue reading

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Bell, Inman, and Cheathem Overthrown in Papal Coup

I, Professor Monty Pope, have taken over the history blog. I have locked Professors Bell, Inman, and Cheathem in my office until they acknowledge my papal infallibility. Please do not release them–they are very unhappy. Despite his anti-Jackson sentiments, Dr. Heifner will … Continue reading

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