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About Quatr.us

Quatr.us is a study guide for anybody interested in history; there is currently no printed version. We've been online since 1995, and we write new articles (and update old ones) every day. All the articles are written by historians with advanced degrees; the site is run by Dr. Karen Carr.

Professor Carr holds a BA with high honors in Classics and Archaeology from Cornell University, and a PhD in Classical Art and Archaeology from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. She is an Associate Professor Emerita of History at Portland State University.

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Quatr.us aims to present history for the 21st century: like other historians today, we work towards reducing the traditional over-representation of men, Europeans and white Americans, Christians, the rich, the able-bodied, and the heterosexual. We're aiming to tell the stories of women, people of color, Buddhists and Muslims, the poor, gay people, and other traditionally marginalized or under-represented people. We also want to include the history of the planet and its rocks and animals and plants, which have their own history that often intersects human history.

Quatr.us tries to tell the history of all people, not just rich and powerful people. So even though we do have pages on the Emperor Claudius and on Queen Elizabeth, you won't find full biographies of powerful people here. Instead, we have many pages about the history of food, climate and environmental change, scientific discoveries and inventions, the history of medicine, the history of games, famous playwrights and poets, and the kind of clothing people wore. Finally, Quatr.us also has bibliography and suggestions for further reading on most pages (we're working to have it on all our pages). Most pages also have a link to suggested projects that will help you understand the concepts you've learned.

Quatr.us has been free and available to anyone with an Internet connection for twenty years, but that doesn't come cheap! Please help us keep the lights on by donating here, sponsoring a page, or buying a year-long subscription (which also blocks the ads).

Also check out our cooking site at Gevirts.com

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Professor Carr

Karen Eva Carr, PhD.
Assoc. Professor Emerita, History
Portland State University

Professor Carr holds a B.A. with high honors from Cornell University in classics and archaeology, and her M.A. and PhD. from the University of Michigan in Classical Art and Archaeology. She has excavated in Scotland, Cyprus, Greece, Israel, and Tunisia, and she has been teaching history to university students for a very long time.

Professor Carr's PSU page

Help support Quatr.us!

Quatr.us (formerly "History for Kids") is entirely supported by your generous donations and by our sponsors. Most donors give about $10. Can you give $10 today to keep this site running? Or give $50 to sponsor a page?

With the Presidential inauguration this weekend, it's a good time to review the Constitution, the Bill of Rights, and all the Constitutional amendments since the Bill of Rights. Also check out our articles on people who have been excluded from power in the United States - Native Americans, people of color, Mormons, Quakers, women...