Recent conversations here about the "doing of history" prompt me to share the following amusing but instructive clip.
This fanciful report demonstrates the difficulty of interpreting primary sources related to any historic event, movement or group of individuals. History is always about interpretation and availability of primary sources. No one "does history" apart from their own personal context, perspective, biases, and understandings.
While the YouTube spot is intended to be humorous, it also serves well to press upon us all a bit of humility when it comes to our certainty about historical events and their interpretation.
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