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What We Learn When We Learn about History
December 6, 2017
Goodrich Memorial Library
Henry Ford famously said, “History is more or less bunk.” Author, historian, and professor Woden Teachout discusses why history does matter, exploring the intellectual skills and larger cultural understandings that come from studying the past.
For more information
- “Capture the Flag: A Political History of the Stars and Stripes,” interview with Woden Teachout, US News & World Report, 6/26/09
- “Three important lessons learned from World War I,” USA Today, 7/28/2014
“What Is History For?” (4:13):