Author Dr. Zar

Dr. Zar

Dr. Zar graduated with a B.A. in French and history, a Master’s in History, and a Ph.D. in History. He currently teaches history in Ohio.

A Brief History This article presents a timeline of American history through the Civil War for History 212 Online.  Please click on any of the dates to learn more about that date’s events and please post a comment using the Disqus commenting system on any article you click on to let us know your thoughts about that historic event. Digging Deeper Module 1: Introduction, Jamestown, and Puritans On March 15, 1493, Christopher Columbus made his triumphant return from his first voyage to the New World, a momentous occasion in human history and especially noteworthy for the Spanish Crown that he sailed for. On March…

A Brief History This article presents a video timeline for students of American History through the Civil War (History 212 – Online) at Ashland University. For each date below, please click on the date to be taken to a video covering that date’s event.  After watching that video, please post a one or two sentence comment in the comments section for the video that demonstrates that you watched the video. These comments or “thesis statements” are 1-2 sentence summaries of the video. They should include the most important aspects of each video. In other words, the thesis statement should include…

A Brief History On April 3, 2019, Zaccaria Pinball became available for the Xbox One.  By providing digital recreations of classic pinball tables, Zaccaria Pinball helps to preserve pinball history. Digging Deeper Zaccaria (later briefly reorganized under Mr. Game before ending production) was an Italian manufacturer of pinball and arcade machines that existed in Bologna from 1974 until 1990.  After the Mr. Game-era, the former Zaccaria factory was sold to technoplay.  This San Marino-based company also made some pinball machines and is still in business today.  At Zaccaria’s height, the company was the third largest manufacturer of pinball machines in…

A Brief History This article, published on August 30, 2019, covers our guidelines for guest and sponsored articles on our site.  By submitting a guest or sponsored article to this site, as well as by paying for a sponsored article to be included on this site, you are agreeing to abide by these guidelines and policies. Digging Deeper General Guidelines and Policies for Guest and Sponsored Articles Defining “guest articles” vs. “sponsored articles”: As a teacher and writer, Dr. Zar does allow guest authors, including his students, to contribute their original content to this site as a means of helping…

A Brief History On June 21, 2018, the Taproom on Main opened in Ashland, Ohio.  One of the neat features of this bar is the food trucks that frequently park just outside of the bar’s entrance.  This article provides a table of all the food trucks that have been parked outside of the Taproom on Main at some time or other. Digging Deeper Question for students (and subscribers): Do you have a favorite food truck?  Please let us know in the comments section below this article. If you liked this article and would like to receive notification of new articles,…

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