Category: HISTORY NUGGETS

History Nugget #10: March 2019

“Remember the days of old,

consider the years long past;

ask your father, and he will inform you;

your elders, and they will tell you.”

 

Deuteronomy 32:7 NRSV

History Nugget #9: March 2019

“The omission of such events as the Mexican War from the American consciousness does history injustice.”

“The cost in American lives was staggering. Of the 104,556 men who served in the army, both regulars and volunteers, 13,768 men died, the highest death rate of any war in our history. The period between 1844 and 1848 was a significant time, not something to be regulated to the attic of memory.”

Eisenhower, John S.D. So Far From God: The U.S. War With Mexico 1846- 1848. (New York: Random House, 1989). p. xviii

History Nugget #8: February 2019

“Nor were they just like we are. Their present was part of a different time, and because of that, they were different from us. We have to take into consideration, for example, all they had to contend with that we don’t even have to think about- all the inconveniences, discomforts, and fears. And the hard, hard work.”

McCullough, David. The American Spirit: Who We Are and What We Stand For. (New York: Simon & Schuster, 2017). p. 87.

History Nuggets #7: February, 2019

“History, I like to think, is a larger way of looking at life. It is a source of strength, and inspiration. It is about who we are and what we stand for and is essential to our understanding of what our role should be in our time. History, as can’t be said too often, is human. It is about people, and they speak to us across the years.”

McCullough, David. The American Spirit: Who We Are and What We Stand For. (New York: Simon & Schuster, 2017). p. xii

History Nuggets: #3 October 2018

“History is written by the victors.”

                                                                                                                              Walter Benjamin

History Nuggets: #2 September 2018

“Life can only be understood backwards, but it must be lived forward.”

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Kierkegaard

History Nuggets: #1 September 2018

“Whoever wishes to foresee the future must consult the past; for human events ever resemble those of  preceding times. This arises from the fact that they are produced by men who ever have been, and ever shall be, animated by the same passions, and thus they necessarily have the same results.”                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Machiavelli