My love of history goes as far back as I remember, being particularly drawn to the American Revolution and the U.S. Civil War. By learning about the past, we can better understand the context of the present and help direct our future. American history is often invoked haphazardly as a way to sway public opinion. It is critical to understand our history and to be able to place conversations about it in the proper context. A proper understanding of history engenders critical thinking and analytical skills which can be applied. It is also critical to take a wide view of history and understand the experience of different social, cultural, and ethnic groups over time.
Mark R Malebranche II, M.A.
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- History 101 – History of the United States Through Reconstruction
- History 102 – History of the United States Since Reconstruction
B.A. California State University, Fullerton (2007)
M.A. California State University, Fullerton (2016)
- “Brea: Cosmopolitan Present from Provincial Roots,” Orange Countiana: A Journal of Local History Vol. XII, Orange County Historical Society (2016).
- “The Galloping Hessian of the Hollow: The Search for Early American Identity through Foreign Mercenaries” (2016). (Master’s Thesis)
- “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow Returns,” History News Network (2013), http://hnn.us/article/153582.
- “Sarah Palin’s Paul Revere Gaffe Should All Give Us Pause,” History News Network (2011), http://hnn.us/article/140294.
- “The Midnight Ride of Paul Revere: A Historical Controversy,” Welebaethan Journal of History, California State University, Fullerton (2011).