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Jim Wald
Works at Hampshire College
Attended University of Wisconsin-Madison
Lives in Amherst, MA
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professor, history
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no skills--I'm an academic
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  • Hampshire College
    professor, history, present
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Amherst, MA
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Historian; involved in local government when they let me
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Cultural historian: modern Europe, German studies, literary history and history of the book. Rabid but amiable historical preservationist.
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still a Cubs fan despite everything; know how to deal with large dogs, brew beer, read old German manuscript hands
Education
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison
    history, French and German literature
  • Princeton University
    history, German literature
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"In fiction, the principles are given, to find the facts: in history, the facts are given, to find the principles; and the writer who does not explain the phenomena as well as state them performs only one half of his office." Thomas Babington Macaulay, "History," Edinburgh Review, 1828 ...
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wish happy birthday to Noah Webster, who did much of the work on the famous dictionary while living here in Amherst from 1812 to 1822.
"In fiction, the principles are given, to find the facts: in history, the facts are given, to find the principles; and the writer who does not explain the phenomena as well as state them performs only one half of his office." Thomas Babington Macaulay, "History," Edinburgh Review, 1828 ...
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Happy New Year!
Prague Castle & St. Vitus Cathedral viewed from the southwest: New Year's card, c. 1930 š ťastný Nový rok! Boldog Új
Évet! Prosit
Neujahr! Happy New
Year!
"In fiction, the principles are given, to find the facts: in history, the facts are given, to find the principles; and the writer who does not explain the phenomena as well as state them performs only one half of his office." Thomas Babington Macaulay, "History," Edinburgh Review, 1828 ...
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the difficult, slow, and expensive work of our top animal rescue groups
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See above (profile): one of 5 members of the Select Board (elected chief executive of the Town)
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"In fiction, the principles are given, to find the facts: in history, the facts are given, to find the principles; and the writer who does not explain the phenomena as well as state them performs only one half of his office." Thomas Babington Macaulay, "History," Edinburgh Review, 1828 ...
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Prosit Neujahr! The Imperial and Royal Austro-Hungarian Army railroad engineers wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
As I pondered which historical Christmas or New Year's artifact to share this year, I managed to settle on a modest one that addresses both holidays and moreover anticipates the course on twentieth-century Europe that I am teaching this spring. It is a comb...
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the difficult and expensive work of real animal rescue (BTW this is the group that supplied our dog, via our local Northeast Pyrenees Rescue.)
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