Sometimes It’s The Questions You Ask (And Don’t) That Matter (Or Don’t)

I must admit that when I came across the following poll question from Harry Smeltzer’s blog that I did not understand its function or purpose.

From whom do you think most people will learn about the American Civil War period?

The choices were: Others without an advanced degree in history (through their speaking and/or research and writing online or in print); Public Historians (through their work at museums and sites/speaking and/or research and writing online or in print); and Academic Historians (through teaching/speaking and/or research and writing online or in print).

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