The Grand Finale! “Acadian to Cajun: Formation of a Cultural Identity out of Diaspora in Southern Louisiana” a thesis by yours truly

This essay served as the culmination of four years of undergraduate studies in History at Elon University. A massive thank you to everyone who helped me get to this point! It’s a big read, so strap in ladies & gents. Acadian to Cajun: Formation of a Cultural Identity out of Diaspora in Southern Louisiana RoryContinue reading “The Grand Finale! “Acadian to Cajun: Formation of a Cultural Identity out of Diaspora in Southern Louisiana” a thesis by yours truly”

Op-Ed: Don’t Be On The Wrong Side Of History

While cities like New Orleans, Baltimore, and Memphis have made the distinct and meaningful decision to remove Confederate monuments, more than 700 of these monuments still stand. As the future of our nation unfolds each day we must ask ourselves, are the Southern states of America willing to be on the wrong side of historyContinue reading “Op-Ed: Don’t Be On The Wrong Side Of History”

Book Review: The Gods of Indian Country by Jennifer Graber

A detailed description of a Kiowa Sun Dance ceremony from 1873 introduces the scene, as Graber jumps right into a comprehensive and impactful study of the relationship between Native Americans and Christian missionaries throughout the 19th century, in her 2018 book The Gods of Indian Country. This recent analysis of how Kiowa people responded toContinue reading “Book Review: The Gods of Indian Country by Jennifer Graber”

Revisionist History: The Legacy of Herbert Hoover

Has Herbert Hoover been judged too harshly for his response to the aftermath of the 1929 crash and the subsequent onset of economic depression? Written for MO3422: The United States in Depression and War, 1929-1945, at the University of St Andrews President Herbert Hoover is one of the most infamous American leaders in the nation’sContinue reading “Revisionist History: The Legacy of Herbert Hoover”