History starts with questions. Here are some questions that I ask when I research and teach.

What was the south like before it became “The South?” How did the United States grow from a chain of seaboard states into a continental empire? What is American History? When does it start? Where does it go? How have human beings changed their environment? How did enslaved people from across the African continent create and re-create traditions in North America? How did they shape American History? Why do we say, “Dissent is patriotic?” What does it mean to have a historical perspective? What is our responsibility to the past?


What questions do you have?

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