Occasionally I watch other people’s videos about history and comment on them. Yesterday I watched one by Veritasium, a science-oriented creator who made…
In May of 1842, 23-year-old Lucius Ranney writes to his older brother Henry of his arrival in Allen Michigan, after a 10 day journey from Phelps. He…
Nineteen: Modern Materialism I am out at last, in the condition you see me. My author has had to contend with many difficulties in bringing me forth…
This is a video of the Introduction, for those who prefer to listen rather than read it. You can get the book here. MakingHistory is a reader-supported…
I’m happy to announce my new book, How to Make Notes and Write. This is a project I've been planning for the last year or so, as I've been learning…
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Feedback from my Obsidian Book Club friends as well as viewers has caused me to think about adding some explanations as I get ready to roll out my How…
I was living in a hotel room with my daughter this week, while she attended a film school class in the Twin Cities. At the end of the week I also have a…
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Today is my second day sitting in the atrium of what seems to have once been a King Koil mattress factory on Vandalia Avenue in St. Paul. Daughter Vivi…
Eighteen: Williams College and New York I told him that I did not wish to publish my views to the world unless they were at least plausible; and that I…
Some thoughts after talking with Scott Scheper
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Seventeen: To Astonish the World At length my great end and aim was to astonish the world, and become even far more famous than John Locke ever was, by…
Another US History Primary Source