Teach-In http://kgou.org en Where Did Freedom Come From? A Case For Coincidence In U.S. History’s Defining Conflict http://kgou.org/post/where-did-freedom-come-case-coincidence-us-history-s-defining-conflict <p>The nation pauses Monday to mark Memorial Day and honor the thousands of soldiers, sailors, airmen and Marines who made the ultimate sacrifice for this country’s freedom. The holiday started in the late 1860s to honor Union and Confederate soldiers killed during the four brutal years of the American Civil War.</p> Mon, 26 May 2014 16:30:00 +0000 Brian Hardzinski 29916 at http://kgou.org Where Did Freedom Come From? A Case For Coincidence In U.S. History’s Defining Conflict Panel Explores How To Make History Vital To 21st Century Education http://kgou.org/post/panel-explores-how-make-history-vital-21st-century-education <p></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">During the University of Oklahoma’s 2014 “Teach-In on the Civil War,” </span><a href="http://teachin.ou.edu/speakers/" style="line-height: 1.5;">each speaker</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> gathered on stage for a panel discussion about Freedom in America and Civic Education, moderated by OU interim provost and director of the Institute for the American Constitutional Heritage </span><a href="https://www.ou.edu/content/provost/harper" style="line-height: 1.5;">Kyle Harper</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p> Mon, 19 May 2014 16:35:00 +0000 Brian Hardzinski 29547 at http://kgou.org Panel Explores How To Make History Vital To 21st Century Education Abraham Lincoln's 'Four Roads to Emancipation' http://kgou.org/post/abraham-lincolns-four-roads-emancipation <p></p> Mon, 05 May 2014 16:55:00 +0000 Brian Hardzinski 28611 at http://kgou.org Abraham Lincoln's 'Four Roads to Emancipation' How The South Destroyed The Legacy Of War Hero And ‘Essential President' U.S. Grant http://kgou.org/post/how-south-destroyed-legacy-war-hero-and-essential-president-us-grant <p>Over the past six decades, dozens of scholarly surveys have attempted to rank the terms of U.S presidents. Beginning with Arthur Schlesinger’s poll in <em>Life </em>magazine in 1948, Ulysses S. Grant shows up near the bottom of dozens of lists well into the early 2000s.</p><p>Since a 2005 <em>Wall Street Journal </em>poll, though, Grant’s legacy has gradually improved over the last decade.</p> Mon, 28 Apr 2014 16:00:00 +0000 Brian Hardzinski 28071 at http://kgou.org How The South Destroyed The Legacy Of War Hero And ‘Essential President' U.S. Grant Three Reasons Why American Artists Rarely Painted The Civil War http://kgou.org/post/three-reasons-why-american-artists-rarely-painted-civil-war <p>The first two major American military conflicts produced some of the most important art of the 18<sup>th</sup> and 19<sup>th</sup> centuries. John Trumbull’s portraits of the signing of the Declaration of Independence and Alexander Hamilton were later immortalized on the back of U.S. currency, and Thomas Birch documented the major navel battles of the War of 1812.</p><p>But there’s a void in cultural output when it comes to the Civil War. Princeton University art historian <a href="https://www.princeton.edu/artandarchaeology/faculty/wilmerdg/">John Wilmerding</a> argues there are three reasons: a high point of American literature, the rise of photography, and the American landscape as the definition of national identity.</p><p> Mon, 21 Apr 2014 16:35:00 +0000 Brian Hardzinski 27670 at http://kgou.org Three Reasons Why American Artists Rarely Painted The Civil War How Abraham Lincoln Used 701 Words To "Bind Up The Nation's Wounds" http://kgou.org/post/how-abraham-lincoln-used-701-words-bind-nations-wounds <p></p><p>A little over a month before his assassination, President Abraham Lincoln delivered his <a href="http://avalon.law.yale.edu/19th_century/lincoln2.asp">second inaugural address</a> as the Civil War drew to a close.</p> Mon, 14 Apr 2014 16:14:00 +0000 Brian Hardzinski 27217 at http://kgou.org How Abraham Lincoln Used 701 Words To "Bind Up The Nation's Wounds" Steinbeck, Oklahoma Can Get Along http://kgou.org/post/steinbeck-oklahoma-can-get-along <p><a href="http://www.steinbeck.org">John Steinbeck</a>&nbsp;does not often rise to the list of universally revered authors among Oklahomans. His book,&nbsp;<a href="http://www.loc.gov/search/?q=grapes+of+wrath"><em>The Grapes of Wrath</em></a>, is widely viewed as presenting a negative view of the state's residents.</p><p>But University of Oklahoma history professor <a href="http://www.ou.edu/cas/history/fac-staff-wrobel.html">David Wrobel</a> says the state's reputation has not been cursed by the book.</p> Mon, 22 Apr 2013 19:52:21 +0000 Kurt Gwartney 4365 at http://kgou.org Steinbeck, Oklahoma Can Get Along