As I did last year this time, I’ll focus this installment of my on- and off-again This Week in History series on the history of work and workers, in honor of today being Labor Day. (And I might recycle two or three anniversaries from last year, since the best part of Labor Day is not … More This Week in History
While I struggle to get spring grades in, I’ll buy back some time by reposting some favorites. Today: my three-part series on my favorite baseball books. Check out the “tag cloud” on the home page of this blog, and you’ll find — amid all the terms related to Christianity, history, and education — one sport. … More Best of The Pietist Schoolman: Play Ball!
Check out the “tag cloud” on the home page of this blog, and you’ll find — amid all the terms related to Christianity, history, and education — one sport. So even if you hadn’t read my post-Super Bowl post extolling the virtues of baseball over football, you might be able to guess how excited I … More Play Ball! – My Favorite Baseball Books (part 1)
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
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
A series of posts taking you day-by-day through a proposed travel version of my course HIS230L World War I. Read the introduction to the series here, or the previous post here. Sunday, January 6, 2013 – London Why must all experience be systematized? A museum is not a first-hand contact: it is an illustrated lecture. … More Suffrage, Empire, and Strikes
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