women do deserve a month of recognition. Hell, they actually deserve at least a century of recognition for all they have done.
The Native People never really thought about land as something that anybody can “own”, but rather recognized that the people living on it were merely the temporary caretakers of it. After all, how can you “own” something that has been around longer than any of us and will continue to be there after the “owner” is long gone.
Reputations are enigmas. They are so tough to build, yet so fragile once set. If the reputation is damaged, it takes much longer, and much more work, to rebuild it to the former glory. I am fortunate enough to have some great friends still at that institution so I’m very happy to say that the reputation of the computer science at XXU did rebound. Not only did they rebound, but they've grown far more than I would have imagined. They found their niche, and many years and incredible government grants later, they’ve built a reputation that far exceeded anything they had accomplished before, or during, my tenure there. But, on occasion, I remember their reputation when I started, and how fragile it really was. I’ve learned great lessons from this, and it seems as though their computer science people have as well.
A few minutes later, she calls back saying, “do you remember that tanker from last night? It imploded.”
My library collection has most likely been spread like leaves in the fall wind, or simply destroyed. Few people would see the beauty in these books that I did, and fewer would care to protect it. As a society, our disinterest in history, seeing only the “old” rather than the history, is a sacrifice of immense richness in our heritage.
the part that seems to be missing from this discussion is that books such as these are the opposing viewpoint.
Today we have Americans turning on Americans as people are questioning the Democratic process, the value of votes, all based on fear mongering from the previous president and his hateful anti-constitutional rhetoric. Will we learn from Salem, or repeat it?
News today is history tomorrow.
I’ve had more than 17,000 hits, read in over 50 countries and followed by over 140 individuals. This is very humbling to me, to think that I’ve actually touched so many people.
the reality is that every history book, every history class, every history project does have a perspective bias. To suggest that this project will “re-write” history because it’s written with a perspective that is uncommon in most current history books and classes is simple ignorance.