Labor Day Silences

9/5/11 – How is Labor Day observed, or not observed? Nathan Gilmour asks about churches; John Fea about colleges and schools (Bethel is off, for the record); and Will McDonald has a long, excellent piece lamenting that Major League Baseball pays so little attention to this holiday, unlike Memorial Day or Independence Day (H/T Craig … More Labor Day Silences

This Week in History

Labor Day Edition September 5, 1882 – New York City hosts America’s first Labor Day parade Here’s how the New York Times began its report on the proceedings: The parade of the working men yesterday, although not so large as its organizers had predicted, was conducted in an orderly and pleasant manner. Those who rode … More This Week in History

Imaginative Immersion

A series of posts taking you day-by-day through a proposed travel version of my course HIS230L World War I. To read the introduction to the series, click here. Thursday, January 3, 2013 – Arden Hills, Minnesota, USA Bethel University (and, the Minnesota state legislature willing, some new neighbors) makes its home in a St. Paul … More Imaginative Immersion