In our two previous segments (here and here) we've gone over bias and logical fallacies as they relate to the study of Civil War history. Our final segment will take what we've learned and add a few additional morsels.
Being a better historian or history communicator means different things to
In our previous segment, we delved into not only how to approach history, but how to understand and deal with our own biases when it comes to studying the Civil War. We learned also that because our brains can't easily handle two conflicting ideas at the same time, we rationalize
The study of history must always be approached with a sober, critical mind. While this task may be simple for the distant past or when learning the history of other cultures, it's often an insurmountable prerequisite when it comes to the American Civil War. As Americans, we are reared in
I really thought I had a great piece of history to share with you today. But I don't. I could have, but it didn't work out how I had thought it would. Let me explain.
While reading the book After Lincoln by A.J. Langguth, I came across a line about