Renay Scott

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Slave driver and ethnic cleanser, but populist? Most vicious president in U.S. history is Trump’s new role model

<b>(Strannik_fox via Shutterstock)</b><p>Trump’s populism, pulled from shadows of racism, sexism, economic jealousies and grievance politics, is ugly enough<p>Steven Rosenfeld<p>January 28, 2017 12:00am (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on AlterNet.<p>He was vain, brash, intolerant, impulsive, an unrepentant …

Remembering 'Apollo 1'

Fifty years ago, on the afternoon of January 27, 1967, three astronauts climbed into an <i>Apollo</i> capsule on launch pad 34 at Cape Kennedy. Astronauts …

The Apollo 1 Tragedy and the ‘Challenge of the Impossible'

Sudden death is always shocking, and even more so when those who die are heroes who defied danger in the past. But on Jan. 27, 1967, when the U.S. …

How America’s rejection of Jews fleeing Nazi Germany haunts our refugee policy today

On International Holocaust Remembrance Day, it’s important to remember why America welcomes refugees.<p>Desperate people, fleeing a terrifying, bloodthirsty regime, try to find refuge in the US. But the American government and the public don't want to accept them. They worry that accepting refugees …

St. Louis

Can History Prepare Us for the Trump Presidency?

Twenty-one historians explain which moments in history are closest to this one—and what we can learn.<p>The 45th president had already broken many norms when he took the oath of office: Donald Trump is the first commander in chief never to have served in public office or the military; he enters the …

6 Cool Apps to Get You Through the Winter

Zwift<p>Zwift<p>Miss your cycling buddies when everyone’s hunkered down inside? Meet up with them—or jump into another group ride (where unbelievably, you can even draft off other riders in your living room) with Zwift, where indoor training meets 3D gaming. You can choose from any number of …

The Only 4 Exercises You Really Need

I do my best to exercise 5 to 6 times a week, but there are days when I simply cannot pull myself out of bed in time to sweat before work, or when I'm traveling and my normal routine is completely thrown off track. Instead of completely scrapping my routine, I’ll try and squeeze in a few bodyweight …

Ride 100 Miles a Week in 2017

With the right strategies, any cyclist can achieve this impressive cycling goal<p>1 of 10<p>Track Yourself<p>Training apps like Strava not only make it a snap to track your mileage progress, but also you can see yourself getting fitter, which will motivate you to keep at it. “Tracking my rides with Garmin …

Your Twice-A-Week Training Plan

Push Up to Renegade Row<p>Shutterstock<p>Assume a push up position with your hands holding the handles of two dumbbells so the weights run parallel to your body. Position your feet hip- to shoulder-distance apart (the further apart they are, the easier the move). Perform a push up. Then, keeping your …

iPhone Turns 10: How It Became a Cultural Icon

“Every once in a while, a revolutionary product comes along that changes everything," Apple CEO Steve Jobs said as he introduced the first iPhone in …

How to Quickly Create a New Checklist in Notes with 3D Touch

iPhones with 3D Touch are able to jump directly into specific places within apps by 3D Touching an app’s icon. Most Apple stock apps have Quick Actions, such as the Notes app. When you 3D Touch the Note app icon, it will show your most recent note and give you four options for Quick Actions: New …

The Worst Presidential Inaugurations, Ranked

Recent presidential installation ceremonies have been studiously planned and free of major disasters. It hasn’t always been so.<p><i>With malice toward none</i>. <i>The only thing we have to fear</i>. <i>Ask what you can do for your country</i>.<p>Presidential inaugurations will, at their best, inspire their audiences—not just …

Donald Trump

Presidential Flashback: Scenes From Inaugurations Past

Journal of the American Revolution Announces 2016 Book of the Year Award Winners

Journal of the American Revolution, the popular online magazine and annual book, today announced its winner and runner-up for the 2016 Book of …

Literary Prizes

History professors say even survey courses should make students think like historians

DENVER -- Students and professors tend to loathe survey-style history courses for the same reasons: they’re often large and impersonal, cover long …

Cold War

George Washington and the Story of the First Inaugural Address

Ahead of the 45th president’s inaugural address, here’s a look back at the very first one.<p><i>Excerpted from The Daily Beast Editor in Chief John Avlon’s</i></i> …

06/01/1779 - Battles - Battle of Chillicothe in Ohio - American Revolutionary War Forums

<b>Battle Summary</b><p><b>Details</b><p><b>Stats</b><p><b>Colonists/Allies</b><p><b>British/Allies</b><p><b>Name:</b><p>Battle of Chillicothe<p><b>Total Forces:</b><p>296<p>-<p><b>Date(s):</b><p>06/01/1779<p><b>Killed:</b><p>-<p>-<p><b>Location:</b><p>Xenia …

Obama’s Secret to Surviving the White House Years: Books

Not since Lincoln has there been a president as fundamentally shaped — in his life, convictions and outlook on the world — by reading and writing as Barack Obama.<p>Last Friday, seven days before his departure from the White House, Mr. Obama sat down in the Oval Office and talked about the …

Business Lessons From the iPhone's First Decade

Steve Jobs’ famous iPhone introduction—10 years ago today—kicked off one of the most successful business runs in history, lifting Apple to its …

Associated Press News

Law allows huge expansion of historic Civil War battlefield

PHOTOS: Flash flooding across Central Virginia Copyright 2018 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, …

Abraham Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation

<i>The Emancipation Proclamation granted freedom to the slaves in the Confederate States if the States did not return to the Union by January 1, 1863.</i> …

United States

10 Facts: Stones River

<b>The Civil War Trust has saved important sections of battlefield land at the site of this crucial 1862-3 battle. To expand your appreciation for this</b> …

American Civil War: Battle of Fort Sumter

The Battle of Fort Sumter was, in and of itself, a small and insignificant engagement; but it served as the opening hostility of the American Civil …

10 Books About The Civil War For The History Buff In All Of Us

If your idea of good reading involves stories about the Union and the Confederacy, then you’ll want to add these page-turners to your bookshelf or Kindle. We’ve partnered with the hit PBS show <i>Mercy Street</i> to curate a list of the most interesting reads on the Civil War. Whether you prefer fiction, …