Tag Archive: history

Micro-History and Storytelling


Jane Austen famously said, “Real solemn history, I cannot be interested in…. The quarrels of popes and kings, with wars and pestilences in every page; the men all so good for nothing, and… Continue reading

Ohio’s Firelands


When I first moved to this part of Ohio five years ago (between Cleveland and Toledo, near Lake Erie), I kept coming across references to the “Firelands.” There were schools, parks, roads, nature preserves,… Continue reading