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Paul Putz
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Amos Alonzo Stagg and Japanese American Internment
Last year I received a Platzman Fellowship from the University of Chicago Library, which allowed me to spend some time over the summer in the Amos Alonzo Stagg Papers. Stagg was a leading figure in the "muscular Christianity" movement of the late nineteen a...

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Recapping 2016: Things I Wrote, Read, and Listened To
I love to make end-of-the-year lists of my favorite books and music. Back when I was a high school teacher, I usually had time in late December to compile them and write up a short synopsis. Now that I'm working on my PhD, however, time is limited. I'm able...

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On the Omahawks, Omaha's First Big-League Basketball Team
In the next issue of Nebraska History  I have an article that details the brief history of the Omahawks, a professional basketball team that existed for a few weeks in 1947. Although mostly forgotten by Omaha residents today, it was Omaha's first major prof...

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Writing Roundup: Religion and Sports
I finally settled on my dissertation topic a little less than a year ago: a cultural history of the "Christian athlete" in the modern U.S., with the Fellowship of Christian Athletes as the main focus. Since most of my research and reading these days is rela...
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