Podcast S4E7: Item! Stan Lee and the Golden Age of Comics

Stan talks about This Week in History (including King George III, AIDS, RFK, Mount Everest, & Charles Dickens), remembers a record-breaking baseball player, highlights new additions to the Off the Deaton Path bookshelf, and spotlights an incredible and historic collection of golden-age comic books about to hit the auction block–and the influence of comics inContinue Reading »

Dispatches from Off the Deaton Path: Memorial Day

In honor of Memorial Day, Dr. Deaton visits Beaufort National Cemetery in South Carolina to pay homage to all members of the armed forces of the United States buried there–and in graves known and unknown around the world.

Washington Slept Here

Can you imagine the President of the United States sleeping in a boarding house? In this Dispatch, Dr. Deaton goes on-site to follow President George Washington’s 1791 southern tour and visit to Savannah. Learn more about visiting one of the country’s hottest tourist destinations 230 years ago.

It’s a Gas, Gas, Gas

When news outlets first reported the Colonial Pipeline software cyberattack last weekend, they warned that if the pipeline didn’t come back online in the near future, gas prices would in all likelihood be rising.

The Complexity of the Past: Teaching, Not Celebrating

Do we study and teach history to celebrate the past? To condemn it? Or to gain a greater understanding of the people and events that created the world in which we live? In this Dispatch Dr. Deaton discusses the challenges of teaching the complexity of our shared past, and the role of history in creating a better future.