Welcome to History with Kev
Kev is a Ph.D. student at Liberty University – 2022
Greetings and welcome to this week’s discussion question, Why the concept of Western Civilization is relevant for today?
Currently in the world of co-vid-19, we struggle to understand what is the new normal for our daily living. We realized the term normal needs to be modified. Thus, we ask, what is normal? And considering the current social unrest within varied sections of society, who are expressing their feelings of being oppressed and being treated unjustly. This situation begs additional questions, such as, what is freedom and liberty? And how are they applied to this country’s democracy?
Not unlike our current need to modify the definition of normal, the terms freedom and liberty have changed over the millennium, along with how they are applied within varied societies.
The only way we are going to understand how to successfully modify this country’s governing policies, and to move forward in the nationwide strive for equality is to know what, and where, and how we arrived at our basic concepts of freedom and liberty.
If we want to avoid the cycles of government, anarchy – tyranny, monarchy, aristocracy, democracy, as laid out by Polybius, we need to educate our citizens, in the birth of our freedom and liberties and just how special and fragile they are.
This video was part of a class assignment on taking oral history. The Interview was conducted with medical device startup company entrepreneur Nathan Bair. He is my nephew. The interview in unedited and complete. I made a short introduction and a conclusion, and I hope you find this video informative .
In seeking possible causations of the Great Depression, is it possible one of them was the enactment of the 18th Amendment, i.e.., Prohibition? This law went into effect on January 17, 1920. Data in this study will demonstrate how fiscal changes, such as Prohibition, made negative monetary adjustments to the Federal Government Tax reserves.
For my upcoming research paper, I am investigating the John Gorrie and Ice Trade of the 1850’s. For this blog I thought it would be pertinent stay on the ice theme but expand my research until 1935. This led me into unexpected territory of Jacob Ruppert, beer making, baseball and the Ice Trade
The intent of this video is to demonstrate how Institutional Racism within the American medical establishment promoted fear in oppressed and impoverished black communities. This fear was established through unethical medical procedures and performed by unprincipled white doctors, who used their image of respectability and healing to gain patients’ trust. The areas of concentration for this report are the Antebellum period, Tuskegee Syphilis Study, AIDS, and the lack of black participants in the study. Additionally, health disparities of blacks in the 1990’s will be covered. Through these examples, this author will pave a pathway for blacks’ justification in fearing the predominantly white medical establishment.
Institutional Racism within the American medical society promoted fear in oppressed and impoverished black communities. This fear was established through unethical medical procedures performed by unprincipled white doctors who used their image of respectability and healing to gain patients’ trust. I supported my argument by researching and reviewing scholarly articles, books, and internet research. The areas of concentration: the socially constructed view of the doctor, the Antebellum period, the Tuskegee Syphilis Study, Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) and the lack of black participants in the study, and the health disparities of blacks in the 1990’s.