|I have taken this page to introduce people to my research in history or simply to post historical musings. Many papers are linked here in PDF format and range in style from incredibly academic to quite casual. Please DO bother me with any disagreements because that is how we find the truth. Please choose carefully from the menu and bon appetite!|
with self-proclaimed historian Scott Plencner
The Most Important People
of the Second Millennium
Click the above link to visit a favorite part of my website in which I list the most important people of the last one thousand years. (The file was 10 MB so I am thinking of another way to share this section.)
Coming Soon! History Book List!
My History Teachers
Applying to a Masters' Program
|Some Interesting Links|
learn something today...
Best of history on the net page to come soon.
LOC American Memory
Rumsey Map Collection
Making of America
Chicago Timeline (CPL)
Jefferson Park History
PBS City of the Century
Was Napoleon poisoned?
Lincoln: In His Own Words
The Long Knives!
The Catholic Encyclopedia
PBS Jack Johnson
PBS Horatio's Drive
PBS Citizen M.L. King
Canada: People's History
|published 1/2003, updated 3/7/07, the ideas expressed on this page are the property of the author, all rights reserved by the author, use proper citations|
to my students |
I think that no one understands my love for this stuff than you people. I hope to have helped you see the true importance of history and that you seek it for yourself in the future. I do invite your words so don't hesitate to argue or comment on anything
Greetings to my friends from Luxembourg
It was good showing you around Chicago to see the sites of Old Luxembourgish Chicago.
|Writings and Words
on History by Scott Plencner|
This information is unedited and not intended to be used for research. This is simply meant as a starting point for those interested in these topics. Many are very short and all have been written for purposes other than this page. You will need Acrobat Reader to view most files. Do not use information without citing your sources. More to follow. I have just begun.
The Not-So Revolutionary Revolution
Another look at the American Revolution and the Constitutional Convention. 2001.
Man's Place in the Universe: From Copernicus to Newton
How science changed the course of Western Civilization. 1997.
El Salvador as Dependent State: Foreign Policy toward El Salvador
How the U.S. has inserted itself into Salvadoran politics. 2001.
The Right Stuff: Theodore Roosevelt's Attitudes on Physical Fitness
There was a time in history when the sporting life was not such a positive thing. 2001.
The Shady Campaigns of the Gilded 1880's (2MB)
A history of presidential elections during the height of the corrupt Gilded Age. 2001.
The Presidencies of Grover Cleveland (1.5MB)
The administrations of the only Democrat of his era elected to the presidency. 2001.
To Read the "Ott Chapter" pdf go to my genealogy page by clicking this link. This major, more recent research includes information on 19th century Germany and Chicago's German community and early machine politics. 2004.
The Role of the Catholic Church in the Modern World, Analysis of Poshard vs. Ryan, 1999, Dissertations in American History, Dissertations in Mexican History, W.E.B. DuBois. More book reviews.