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Guest Post: Using History to Transform Fear into Courage

When I started The Pragmatic Historian, I knew there were plenty of other pragmatic historians out there using history for practical purposes and I wanted to be able to feature some of them here, either through guest posts or interviews. My wish has come true. This guest post, which draws on history from the days of the U.S. Revolutionary War, was written by David Grabitske. I’ve known David for probably 20 years, meeting him through…

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The History Enterprise Is More Than Just Museums

A good friend of mine, fellow historian, and colleague in the museum field, David Grabitske, uses a term that encompasses the entire history field: History Enterprise. David is currently the Site Manager for the Texas Historical Commission, but he previously served for almost a decade as the State History Services Manager for the Minnesota Historical Society. As the History Services Manager (we in Minnesota knew his department better as Field Services), David traveled all over…

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