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A Brief History (introduction paragraph about what comes after the emergence of Mesopotamian and Egyptian civilizations) Digging Deeper (a paragraph on the origins of the ancient Israelites) (a paragraph about Moses and the Ten Commandments) (a paragraph about Joshua’s military campaigns) (paragraph about the establishment of the Israel and Judah, including Saul, David, and Solomon) (a paragraph about the collapse/conquest of Israel and Judah) (a paragraph on the Assyrian Empire’s rise) (a paragraph on the Assyrian Empire’s fall) (a paragraph on the Chaldean/New Babylonian Empire under Nebuchadnezzar II and its accomplishments before its eventual conquest by Persia) (a paragraph on…

A Brief History While history itself can be defined as all the actions taken by human beings and the consequences of those actions, including those events that shaped human existence, such as environmental and natural factors, people have not always had the inclination or the means to record those events and conditions, so a record of human history only dates back to Egyptian records dating to around 3200 BC or perhaps Babylonian/ Mesopotamian recordings from the same time frame.  The budding Sumerian civilization even predated other ancient nascent civilizations, by a good 1000 years or more!  The era of human…

A Brief History Today’s article includes my reactions to some of the Joe Rogan interviews revolving around “history.” Digging Deeper 1. “Africans Were in the Americas Before Columbus! – Hotep Jesus” Joe Rogan, television and video personality, interviews an African American man known as Hotep Jesus, having been born as Bryan Sharpe.  The idea that Black children are brought up believing the Black race began as slaves while not teaching the free and sometimes vast civilizations that had existed in Africa, where some of these Black people were kings and queens is probably a valid point in the resulting reduced…

A Brief History This article presents tables of contents for our online versions of freely accessible “textbooks” for college history courses. Digging Deeper American History through the Civil War An examination of the creation and development of a distinctively American civilization, from its origins through the Civil War (to 1865) Introduction The New Global World The Invasion and Settlement of North America: Creating a British Empire in America, 1550-1750 Growth and Crisis in Colonial Society, 1720-1765 Toward Independence: Years of Decision, 1763-1776 Making War and Republican Governments, 1776-1789 Politics and Society in the New Republic, 1787-1820 Economic Transformation, 1790-1860 A…

A Brief History On an unknown date in 1405, an Albanian of renown was born, a man known to us as Skanderbeg, a feudal lord and military commander par excellence, fittingly named after Alexander the Great.  Note: Thank you for recommending an article on this interesting historical figure from one of our readers.  All readers are welcome to suggest people and topics for articles! Digging Deeper Born Gjergj Kastrioti Skënderbeu, we are also not sure exactly where he was born, though various small villages are usually speculated as his place of birth.  Possibly a village owned by his grandfather, Pal Kastrioti,…

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