Tag Archives: Books

What Historical Literature Must I Read?

As you can see from the attached flyer, Uncle Tom’s Cabin is referred to as “the greatest book of the age.” If this is truly the case, how come I was not forced to read this in school? I often find that I have skipped over significant historical literature during my educational upbringing. That being said, while never having read Uncle Tom’s Cabin, I am familiar with the themes and… Read More »

Happy New Year

Happy New Year! Wow, another year over already? I find it hard to believe that it is already 2013. 2012 was a great year for me. I have learned more about history in the last year, than in all my years combined. I learned about events, such as The Johnny Bright Incident; inventions, like The Invention of the Wedding Ring; and people–real or not–like Lady Columbia (the female personification of America.) I… Read More »

A Clockwork Orange

This 1971, Stanley Kubrick film is easily one of the STRANGEST movies I have ever seen. This movie was adapted from Anthony Burgess’ A Clockwork Orange, published in 1962. This movie gets special recognition from Hankering for History because it was released into theaters on this day, December 19th, in 1971. A Clockwork Orange was also a cinematic innovator of its time. It achieved the first of many accomplishments. The film… Read More »

Those Who Cannot Remember the Past Are Condemned to Repeat It

The following excerpt is taken from George Santayana’s The Life of Reason. You have undoubtedly heard the title of this article before. Well, I am sure that you have heard some version of it. I often hear ‘past’ interchanged with ‘history’ or ‘condemned’ swapped out for ‘doomed.’ You would think that a quote this simple wouldn’t be so easily distorted. Ha ha, maybe that is fate’s way of saying that remembering the… Read More »

Historical Sites

When I say ‘historical sites’ you might automatically assume that I am referring to locations, such as: battlefields, museums, and national monuments; however, this would not be the case. In this instance, I am talking about websites. There are thousands upon thousands of history based websites, and I wanted to share a few of them with you today. The first one is Amazon.com. While this is where many of you may… Read More »