What comes to mind when you think about the Ozarks? Perhaps it is its unique geographic features or rich history. It may be the hillbilly stereotype or story of the Baldknobbers. With the goal of presenting the region’s most complete portrait, historian Dr. Brooks Blevins started to write a comprehensive history of the Ozarks a few years ago. It resulted in a trilogy. The first … [Read more...] about Delving into modern Ozarks
In ancient Egypt, cats were initially adopted as useful predators and gradually became symbols of divinity and protection. How and why did these animals gain their important role? Dr. Julia Troche, Egyptologist and assistant professor of history at Missouri State University, offers some insights to History.com. … [Read more...] about Why did ancient Egyptians revere cats?
In celebration of Missouri’s 2021 bicentennial anniversary, Ozarks Public Television, in partnership with other Public Television Association of Missouri stations, announces the broadcast premiere of “Missouri! A Bicentennial Celebration.” The show will premiere at 8 p.m. Aug. 12. “I believe everyone can find tidbits of history and knowledge in the documentary that will … [Read more...] about Discover “Missouri! A Bicentennial Celebration”
President Donald Trump is reportedly considering forming a new “Patriot Party,” The Wall Street Journal reported on Jan. 19, citing people familiar with the matter. Can he capitalize on his 75-million base? Dr. Djene Bajalan, assistant professor of history at Missouri State University, tells Sputnik International that while Trump is capable of kickstarting a new … [Read more...] about Could President Trump set up a successful Patriot Party?
The late scientist Dr. Carl Sagan said, “You have to know the past to understand the present.” This is especially true when it comes to understanding tensions in the Middle East. Dr. Djene Bajalan, assistant professor of history at Missouri State, offers insights into the Middle East by studying the region’s history. He explores how Kurdish political activism developed within … [Read more...] about Using history to understand the present