My department chair, Dr. Mark Kalthoff, graciously invited me to speak on my In Defense of Andrew Jackson book at Hillsdale College tonight.  I had a great time.  If you’re interested, here’s my lecture.

U.S. Economic History Syllabus, Spring 2018

H442, Economic History of the United States Syllabus, Spring 2018.  Lane 125, 9:30-10:45, Tuesdays-Thursdays Prof (such as he is!): Brad Birzer   H442 students, thank you so much for taking this course.  I’ve only taught it once before,… Read More

The REAL Hillsdale College

Hillsdale College vs. The U.S. Senate

I’m furious about what was said about Hillsdale College in the Senate last night. Not that I ever have held respect for politicians, but these folks owe us a HUGE apology. Hillsdale was color-blind from DAY ONE of… Read More

Robert Whaples at Hillsdale Tonight

Join us tonight, 7:00-8:00 pm, in the Old Snack Bar for Dr. Robert Whaples’s analysis of the economic perspectives of Pope Francis. Pope Francis has called for a worldwide conversation about poverty, charity, the market economy, and environmental… Read More

Virtue and Sacrifice: Hillsdale and Notre Dame

Over at Winston Elliott’s brilliant website, The Imaginative Conservative, I had the honor to write about the necessity of connecting liberty to sacrifice as understood through the students of two of the best colleges: Notre Dame and Hillsdale…. Read More

Spring 2017 American Heritage Syllabus

American Heritage H105; Spring 2017; Lane 125 MWF, 10:00-10:50, 11:00-11:50 Instructor: Dr. Bradley J. Birzer   Required Readings Hillsdale College History Department, ed., American Heritage: A Reader Secondary history text (via the bookstore) A variety of handouts/email attachments;… Read More

Syllabus: Sectionalism and Civil War

Sectionalism and American Civil War, H303 Instructor: Brad Birzer ( Spring 2017.  T/Th: 9:30-10:45; Lane 333 Office hours (tentative and subject to change, especially depending on the week): T/TH: 11-1; Wed: 12-1.  And, by appointment. Course Content This… Read More

BookTV at Hillsdale: Russell Kirk

I had a great time on BookTV (or, as my kids call it: Reading Rainbow for Adults).  This was recorded at Hillsdale College, September 5, 2016.  The makeup person even trimmed my insanely academic and mad-scientist like eyebrows…. Read More

Course Readings/Proto-Syllabus, History 301: American Founding

A couple of students have asked about the spring 2016 course on the American Founding (H301). Here’s a rough description and list of readings. I’ll also be adding Gordon Wood’s short history of the Revolution. Scope We’ll go straight… Read More