Welcome to History OnPoint Season 1! Although, there are many Historical topics from which one can compile material to create educational videos, I chose to direct my efforts and focus in an area that has been neglected by many for so long. The area that I”m referring to is the Lower Rio Grande Valley, which consists of 3 counties, containing a number of cities and populated mainly by Hispanics.
The Past Shapes the Present
Season 1 will consist of many titles of various events that are not widely known nor understood but yet are important because the area is rich with history, that seems to rarely enter the conversation these days. This could could be due in part because such history is mired in violence and controversy.
The study of History requires investigation, imagination, empathy and respect. reverence just doesn’t enter into it.
Jill Lepore- , Professor of American History at Harvard University
However controversial the topics are it is the search for truth that is important. As such, the content of my video topics of Season 1 will reexamine the narratives of Texas Rangers, border lynchings of Mexican-Americans, Spanish Land Grants, etc. In the past, these topics were treated with little insight often slanted and rather incomplete.
History is the study of the world’s crime.
Essentially, Season 1 is all about events that transpired in the Lower Rio Grande Valley, otherwise known as the Magic Valley or simply the Valley by the locals. Moreover, please don’t forget to tell your friends about this channel, especially if they are History aficionados.