Oct 24, 2016
Even more than micronationalism, I love the Solid Grease era of the 1950s and Early 1960s. Poodle Skirts and Doo-Wop. Ike and the Brooklyn Dodgers. And of course, a fanatical* infatuation with atomic weapons. Following the armistice in Korea in 1953, the United States and NATO were concerned by the potential for Soviet and  Read More. . .
Jan 25, 2016
Disclaimer: The work below is wholly the work of the late Dr. Warren Carroll. It's presented with permission from Dr. Andrew Beer at Christendom Press. I'm greatly indebted to both. Eugenics, whether in the form of forced sterilization, abortion, or the insidious promotion of contraceptive and abortifaicent agents is a  Read More. . .
Jul 7, 2014
You read that title right. Benedict Arnold was a hero of the American War for Independence. We all know the stories of his treason & betrayal of the American cause. Do you know the rest of the story, though? Before the war, Arnold was a businessman – first as a pharmacist, then getting into shipping. He had a  Read More. . .
May 19, 2014
Robert Smalls was born in 1839 in Beaufort, South Carolina. Being of African descent, you might probably assume that he was born a slave. . . and you’d be right. Robert spent his early years living in his master’s house. When he turned 12, however, his master shipped him off to Charleston where he was leased out to  Read More. . .
Mar 31, 2014
Ah, the Progressive Era. Monopolies and Trustbusting. Muckrakers and Philanthropy. Temperance movements and. . . Terrorism? Between 1870 and 1916, the number of millionaires in the U.S. climbed from 100 to 16,000. Although most of the upper class, like Rockefeller & Carnegie, gave their money to philanthropic causes,  Read More. . .
Mar 3, 2014
The American Civil War ended in the Spring of 1865 with a crippling defeat of the Confederacy. Suddenly, 9 million residents of the Southern United States found themselves as people without a country. Many families had had their homes looted and burned. Southern railroads and riverboats had been destroyed. Northern  Read More. . .
Feb 3, 2014
In April 1861, both the Union and the Confederacy thought that the War Between The States would be an open-and-shut case. The Confederates thought that the Union wouldn’t really want to put up a fight over the matter, and the Union believed that they were just going to war against some ignorant planters. Little did either  Read More. . .
Jan 20, 2014
It was an unseasonably warm day in Boston back on January 15, 1919. The temperature had risen from a frosty 2 degrees the night before to over 40 degrees. In the North End, Bostonians merrily went on with their business – blissfully unaware of the grumblings and groaning coming from the Purity Distilling Company. The Purity  Read More. . .
Dec 8, 2013
Many of us who take US History learn about the challenges that the early Republic faced in the form of Shays’ Rebellion and Whiskey Rebellion, but do you know the story of America’s first riot? Before the Mid-to Late 1800s human dissection was not only illegal, it was one of the most heinous crimes. Still,  Read More. . .
Nov 18, 2013
One of my favourite events in US History is a story that almost all Americans knew 200 years ago, but is rarely talked about today – even though Admiral Horatio Nelson called it ‘the most bold and daring act of the age.’ In the early years of the 19th century, the young American nation was at war with the Barbary States  Read More. . .
Nov 4, 2013
If you’re an American, no doubt you’ve heard about the Boston Tea Party. More than a year and a half before that, however, colonists in New Hampshire were frustrated about trees, not tea. Back in the 16th-18th centuries, most European countries with any navy to speak of had fleets of ships with tall wooden masts –each  Read More. . .
Oct 21, 2013
Before 1846, the Oregon Country was a hotly contested piece of real estate located between California, Russian Alaska, British Canada, and the chunk of the United States Where the Louisiana Territory ended. In 1846, Britain and the U.S. signed a treaty making the border between Canada and the U.S. ‘. . . the 49th Parallel  Read More. . .
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