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12 Small Towns That Inspired Some of the Most Popular American Novels

There is nothing like a great book to take you away when you can’t travel. When a great book makes a lasting impression, there is an almost universal desire to visit the place that inspired the author. Being able to walk the same roads as a favorite author or memorable character allows a reader to understand their favorite books in a new, intensely different way. Read more

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The Dangerous Decline of the Historical Profession

The average number of available new “tenure track” university jobs, which are secure jobs that provide living wages, benefits and stability, between 2020 and 2022 was 16 percent lower than it was for the four years before the pandemic. The report further notes that only 27 percent of those who received a Ph.D. in history in 2017 were employed as tenure track professors four years later. Read more

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