Ranking America’s Presidents

How should we rank America’s presidents? C-SPAN asked ninety-one “professional observers of the presidency,” including historians Douglas Brinkley, Edward Crapol, Robert Dallek, Annette Gordon-Reed, Allen Guelzo, David Kennedy, and Walter McDougall. Each participant ranked our previous chief executives in ten equally weighted categories. You can find the full results here, but a few highlights: • The top four remained … More Ranking America’s Presidents

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