I am knowledgeable in all parts of American History, including geographical background, pre-Columbian America, California history, all Presidents and the Revolution, Manifest Destiny, Civil War, Gilded Age, the Progressive era and especially the 20th Century.
My credentials on this subject are based on independent study and personal experience. I have informally yet extensively studied most major religions and have read many of the world's scriptures (in English) including the Four Gospels, the Five Books of Moses and several other books of the Bible as well as commentaries. In addition, I have read the Tao of Lao-tzu, the Bhagavad Gita, biographies of Buddha, Sufi texts and most of the Qoran. I have lived in Muslim nations. I also have some understanding of Native American faiths including Black Elk's visions, Tecumseh's prophecies and the 1876 Sun Dance of Sitting Bull. I have some familiarity with so-called minor religions such as Zoroastrianism, Sikhism and Asian Shamanism.
I have studied World History and especially Western Civilization, as well as the basics of Islamic and East Asian histories at high school and college levels (Humboldt State University).