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Seth Frederiksen

Born in Los Angeles in 1986, Seth developed a passion for American history after watching Ken Burns' "The Civil War". Currently attending North Carolina State University, Seth hopes to finish his bachelor's in History and become a member in the…

(Niall) Andrew Hammond

When I attended Gaithersburg High School, I began the process of deciding what I wanted to study. During my junior year, I took an AP US History course with my teacher, Joseph Sangillo, which began my interest in US history. In this class, we had an…

Elizabeth Vanek

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I often hear from non-history majors how hard history is because of all the memorization of facts and dates. I usually respond by stating that historians do not always memorize dates but, more significantly, understand time periods. While not as…

Robert York

Coins say a great deal about the societies from which they originate. Moses Finley, who wrote a book called The Ancient Economyabout the economy of ancient Rome, declared that coins are, in essence, propaganda. And to be honest, that declaration does…

Cindy Koontz

My document is my grandmother's grade school report card. I remember her telling me that girls only attended school up to sixth grade. This is her fourth grade report card. The date on this is 1915. She married at age 16 two years later.

I was a…

Steven Boyer

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This is my German Mauser K98k rifle. I bought this rifle when I was 18, and it was the first rifle in my collection of World War II rifles. It is of milled steel and walnut construction with a nickel plated bolt and butt plate. The nickel coating…

Stefanie King

My interest in history stems from a deep, personal interest in my own family history. The stained glass window in the picture is one of eight in the sanctuary of my family church, Brown's Chapel Methodist Church, in Pittsboro, North Carolina. My…

Rachel Hampton

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The response I had to this picture may be the entire reason I decided to become a history major as an undergraduate at NCSU. I first saw it in a textbook during my first semester at college, and the deeply emotional response I had to it convinced me…

Scott Stafford

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One of the places that I visited frequently while growing up, the Charles B. Aycock Birthplace in Fremont, North Carolina, is a North Carolina Historic Site. I visited this site for multiple years while in elementary and middle school. The site is…

Eric Gordon


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