Textbooks about American history are usually white washed, predominately male orientated, and down plays or omit parts of history. The most common narrative that seems to do this is the chapters about secession and the civil war. The big debate seems to be, “was slavery a major factor in why the South seceded from the … More Confederates Did Not Win On the Battle Field, but Won In History.
Using film in the classroom as a teaching tool, has seemed to be questioned by teachers in most history classrooms. Movie producers and directors that make movies want their film to be used in the classroom, but they not historians and that can create many flaws to a historical film. When there are films about … More The Conspirator
“The Conspirator” directed by Robert Redford is about the trial of Mary Surratt, the first women to hanged by the federal government. I remember going to see this movie in theaters when first came out. I remember feeling angry and disgusted by the way the judges and society was treating Mary Surratt. Thinking to myself, … More Should Hollywood Have the Last Say About History?