5 Reasons to Get a Master’s Degree in History

A master’s degree in history can help prepare students to work in a variety of fields that are research-related. The degree can also provide students with a wide range of transferable skills. These skills may include expressing clearly, advancing arguments and ideas, assessing and investigating material, organizing material, and basing conclusions on sound research. Five Reasons to Get a Master’s Degree in History Greater Access to Career Options – Historians… Read More »

Barnstormers: The History of a Short-Lived Commercial Venture

I’m an old army dog. I joined in the ‘90s and spent a while working in Army Aviation as grease monkey, fixing broken helicopters and swearing at the flight suit inserts that broke them. In spite of the fact that the AH-64A is doubtlessly the ugliest, dirtiest hanger queen I’ve ever had the displeasure of being around I still love that bird years after I got out. It seems that… Read More »

Unification of America During the 1950s and 60s

During the 1950s and 60s, America became a more unified nation. This is not to say that all aspects of American culture and class were equal; however, the nation, as a whole, was making excellent strides to becoming “the land of the free and the home of the brave.” The unification of the American people and the slowdown in discrimination of class status was not an overnight miracle fix; it… Read More »

Servicemen’s Readjustment Act of 1944: The Affluence of America in the Mid-20th Century

As World War II came to an end, Congress saw fit to pass the Servicemen’s Readjustment Act of 1944, now commonly referred to as the GI Bill. This bill, created to provide financial assistance to those coming home from war, had a greater impact on American society and economics than could have ever been foreseen by members of Congress. This Act would lead to the growth of the automobile industry,… Read More »

The History of Climate Change

The history of climate change is covered in exacting detail in the book The Quest: Energy, Security, and the Remaking of the Modern World by author and climate scientist Daniel Yergin. This Pulitzer-prizewinning writer brings the reader on a journey spanning centuries of climate change science and seeks to clarify the issues that have today made this topic one of political and scientific controversy. The data concerning climate change is… Read More »