It is hard to imagine that history can be a living thing. However, it is. Academics find new evidence to contributing to the narrative that is told in regards to the events that has transpired. However, this new addition of the narrative can change textbooks, museum exhibits, and the conversations we have. This is where conflicts can occur between evolving narratives and what has been the traditional narratives. History Wars by Edward Linenthal and Tom Engelhardt focused on one specific flashpoint in this discussion of the narrative of American history.
Dear Younger Me,
In a few years, life will hit you hard. Growing up is a pain in the butt, but a necessary evil. You will learn so much and experience so much. Amazing people will come and go. You will discover so many exciting places too. However, there are a few things I wish for you to know to hopefully make the efforts of growing up a little easier.
College is an interesting time. You learn things all the time. Somethings are expected. Others are not. In the end, all you can do is grow, and learn. We are not experts of life quite yet, but maybe you can learn a little from me. Here are the 10 things I have learned so far in college.