Dead Confederates, A Civil War Era Blog

Glenn Beck Offers History Internships

Posted in Memory by Andy Hall on April 15, 2017

Hey, young-uns! Glenn Beck is offering two-week history internships with his in-house historian, David Barton.

This unique, once in a lifetime experience is two weeks of nonstop
projects, research, lectures, and outings for people who want to know
more about America’s incredible history, learn about the people directly
involved with the founding of our nation, and identify the philosophies
and ideologies that shaped our laws and original documents.

We spend our mornings in a classroom-like setting and each afternoon
we dig through online resources as well as our unique, original library.
We will delve into topics such as:

A Biblical Worldview
The Truth in History
America’s Godly Heritage
Early Education in America
How the Bible Influenced America
American Exceptionalism
God and the Constitution
Reclaiming the Land

Years ago, as a joke, my kid bought me Glenn Beck’s book on the genesis of the Constitution. Recently she saw it tucked away on a bookshelf and asked, “you still have that?” I explained that a couple inches of shelf space was a small sacrifice to make to keep it out of wider circulation.

h/t Michael Lynch.

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  1. Andy Hall said, on April 15, 2017 at 1:39 pm

    It’s not even an internship, in the usual sense. It’s a summer day camp for young adults.

    • Kurt said, on April 15, 2017 at 6:04 pm

      Andy, hello there. This is unrelated, but I found another picture of Dr. R.A. Gwynne (spelled differently, but it’s definitely him) in a museum in Vicksburg. I wanted to share it with you, given your posts on the black Confederates controversy. Do you have a public e-mail address I can send it to?

      • Andy Hall said, on April 16, 2017 at 10:49 am

        I’ve seen that one, although that was before I new who he was. Kevin has a picture of that in his Flickr stream, too.

        That display is a great example of how the entire subject of “black Confederates” has been presented — it’s all about counting off lots of names and pictures, rather than digging into the stories of these men themselves to learn more about them and their time. Men like Gwynne are made into two-dimensional cutouts, as flat and dull as the matboard those pictures are mounted on.

        Can’t believe that display is still up after all these years.

        • Kurt said, on April 17, 2017 at 5:13 pm

          Fair enough. Good to know you’ve seen it. I just thought I’d mention it in case you hadn’t.

          • Andy Hall said, on April 17, 2017 at 5:18 pm

            Thanks. I’m glad you mentioned it, because it had been along time since I even thought about that display.

            The museum there in Vicksburg has some pretty fantastic artifacts, but it needs so very much work to make best use of them.

    • bob carey said, on April 16, 2017 at 5:28 am

      I find it a bit ironic that an internship based on biblical influences of history has as it’s primary source a library named after a Roman god. But after a little thought it makes sense because Mercury is the god of commerce and also of trickery. Unfortunately I don’t fit into the age limits, for if I did my check would be in the mail. LOL

  2. theravenspoke said, on April 17, 2017 at 7:37 am

    If history fraud was an actual crime Barton would be doing life without the possibility of parole.

    On Sat, Apr 15, 2017 at 11:53 AM, Dead Confederates, A Civil War Era Blog wrote:

    > Andy Hall posted: ” Hey, young-uns! Glenn Beck is offering two-week > history internships with his in-house historian, David Barton. This unique, > once in a lifetime experience is two weeks of nonstop projects, research, > lectures, and outings for people who want to kn” >

  3. Jimmy Dick said, on April 18, 2017 at 9:12 am

    Barton and Beck are just another form of con men. They’re like Alex Jones whose lawyer is in court admitting that Jones’ radio show is just him using a persona and that Jones himself doesn’t believe what he says. These people are nothing but con artists fleecing people of their money by telling people things they want to hear.

    Beck and Barton will not engage in debates with historians because historians would shred the cherry picked information to death by presenting the entire documents which were cherry picked. Context is everything in historical analysis and those two con men avoid it like the plague. Context is to Barton and Beck like sunlight to a vampire.

  4. Mike Musick said, on April 18, 2017 at 9:18 am

    On the subject of the Courthouse Museum in Vicksburg, in 1972 I noted a display that included, according to the label, General Robert E. Lee’s personal bayonet. Wow.

  5. Pat Young said, on April 20, 2017 at 6:02 pm

    Those poor kids.


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