History on Purpose is a study of history from a common sense perspective. Presenting a view of the past that examines the impact of good and honorable events which have helped to advance humanity throughout the ages.
Recent clinical trials with a sampling of readers have demonstrated a 90% elimination of anxiety and harmful mental toxins attributed to the guilt-trip mentality caused by chronic fixation upon the atrocities and “evils” within the historical record.
As confusing or seemingly meaningless as the Emancipation Proclamation appeared on the surface of human events at the moment, it was brilliant statesmanship by President Abraham Lincoln. Published 9:39 p.m. January 9, 2013 - Comments
A relatively obscure factor of the successful sneak attack on Pearl Harbor was that a German spy family supplied key intelligence to the Empire of Japan for the six years prior to December 7, 1941. Published 4:57 p.m. December 7, 2012 - Comments
Politics becomes noble when noble and virtuous men or women are able to enter the political arena and wield their lofty principles within the halls of government. Published 9:34 p.m. December 1, 2012 - Comments
The essence of the 1621 Thanksgiving celebration took on a greater value as mutually assured survival became a foundation for harmony and a rich exchange of genuine compassion, gratitude, and a triumph of the heart over superficial human differences. Published 8:53 a.m. November 22, 2012 - Comments
The men and women in uniform deserve to be well equipped and well prepared whenever they are called to action. And certainly, they need to be well respected and treated with genuine gratitude all the time, but most especially on Veteran’s Day. Published 10:43 a.m. November 11, 2012 - Comments
Amazing but true, the very icon of the Democrat Party initiated the most blatant and brutal redistribution of private property in the history of the United States. Published 8:53 a.m. November 6, 2012 - Comments
While pondering the significance of the recent events that have ignited in the Middle East, it is a good time to re-evaluate the real values that drive the militant Muslim extremists as compared to the fundamental values that are the bedrock of the United States. Published 8:10 p.m. September 20, 2012 - Comments
D.A. Jamison is a student of life and for the purposes of this column, a student of history. He is actually paid to teach U.S. History, but is still secretly a student and continues to burn the midnight ...Read More
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D.A. Jamison is a student of life and for the purposes of this column, a student of history. He is actually paid to teach U.S. History, but is still secretly a student and continues to burn the midnight oil digging up the past from dust covered history texts. He now knows enough about the history of the United States to teach it to students of all ages. He also knows just enough about our nation’s history to be dangerous to those who would rather leave the past buried in cobwebs and dust.
As a student of life, he has observed that historical events did not occur within a vacuum or in isolated instances of specific endeavors, although the sharing of history may require a focus upon very specific historical parameters (the exciting vs. the mundane). By the same token, the study and teaching of history does not occur in a clean room. It is often influenced by the frame of mind of the participants. One obvious example occurs when contemporary cultural or moral standards are imposed upon ancient peoples.
Jamison is not only capable of teaching, but has written a number of articles representing his broad interest in the history of many peoples. But primarily, he is still learning new things about old stuff and is willing to share what he understands.