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Congratulations!

 

—Alorael, who thinks the original wording is important. A defense before your committee is good. An offense before the committee is not so good.

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I'm confused. What did Triumph accomplish? Is this based on his almost PHD thing before? If so, congratulations :) That's a very difficult feat to pull off

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Phd. in what, if you don't mind me asking? and also Wow, I forget people can do that. It takes an intelligent person, or very rich family to do that. Comma

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History, from when I asked that very question.

 

A rich family can help one be able to afford education, but it's on the student to perform the work. That's up to intelligence and, as the reputation of grad school has it, endurance.

 

—Alorael, who doesn't know what to make of the comma.

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I studied US history. It's not the most fashionable of topics in the historical profession, but it's what interested me.

In my case, well, if I have any rich family members, then they are utterly unknown to me.  However, I got a pretty good score on the GRE that apparently was key to convincing two universities (one for my MA, and another for my PHD) to give me generous sums of money to come study there.

 

And yes, a LOT of reading. I actually became a much better reader, I believe, thanks to grad school.

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I was joking about that rich family thing. Interesting, May I ask if US history includes native american history or post European contact/invasion?

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3 hours ago, Bender89 said:

May I ask if US history includes native american history or post European contact/invasion?

As a general point about the field, U.S. History courses usually are supposed to cover at least some Native American history, although often most of it is post-contact. (AP US History, a common advanced high school class, starts its history at 1491.)

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History relies heavily on the written word. It's not that no one cares about the Americas before 1492, it's just much, much easier to speak with some degree of confidence once you get to an era with more written records to analyze.

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9 hours ago, Triumph said:

History relies heavily on the written word. It's not that no one cares about the Americas before 1492, it's just much, much easier to speak with some degree of confidence once you get to an era with more written records to analyze.

That's true, but only within limits. For the pre-contact era, there's still evidence from archeology, art, epigraphy, genetics, linguistics, and so on. It's not the same as having, say, photographs (as we do for the Civil War), but people do research on eras with minimal traditional written records all the time.

 

But yeah, we know a lot more about the post-contact era than the pre-contact era.

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There is pre-contact era oral tradition written up in many books. Been meaning to look it up. Would love to see a game actual have Native american like or inspired characters/weapons ect. in them. I mean, you should know how much a fight they put up. There are Chopper's(helicopters)  named after them!

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