19th Century

"The Valley of Manassas was the Valley of Death"

“The Valley of Manassas was the Valley of Death” – Clara Barton Letter, July 1861<p><b>Penned to her father in the immediate aftermath of the First Battle</b> …

American Civil War

SCHAEFFER: ANTIETAM – PART 12: Slaughter In The West Woods

The first phase of the battle fought along Jackson’s front around the Miller Farm and surrounding woods and focusing on the Dunker Church was a …

American Civil War

Empathy Is the Kryptonite We Need to Vanquish Trump

A growing stack of new books warns us against the toxic predations of Trump and his spineless GOP minions. But a time-honored remedy already …

News (U.S.)

Battle of Atlanta Facts & Summary | American Battlefield Trust

50,000<p>ACRES SAVED<p>The American Battlefield Trust and our members have saved more than 50,000 acres in 24 states!<p><b>American Battlefield Trust</b><p>Find details …

American Civil War

Xi Needs a Confucian Foreign Policy

China has suffered a series of diplomatic blows lately. Relations with the U.S. are at a multi-decade low as a trade war escalates. This month, Malaysia suspended four Chinese-backed projects as its prime minister tries to pull away from Beijing’s orbit. From Myanmar to Sri Lanka to Vietnam, …

China

WATCH: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez seemingly compares electing Democrats to ending slavery

While stumping in Kansas on Friday, Democratic Socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who is running for Congress in New York, seemingly equated voting for Democrats with abolishing slavery.<p>Ocasio-Cortez was there with Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) to stump for Democrat James Thompson, who is facing a …

Conservative View

Alamo monument must relocate for $450M plan

SAN ANTONIO -- Arguments over the city's Cenotaph have historians and planners taking up sides weeks before a new rendering of the Alamo Master Plan …

Austin

SCHAEFFER: ANTIETAM – Part 13: Bloody Lane

As the intense fighting on the Confederate left under Jackson's command dissipated by mid-morning, the action shifted to the center of the Rebel …

American Civil War

Wow House: 1800s Queen Anne Victorian

The home includes a beautiful wraparound front porch.<p>GREENPORT, NY — Here's a gorgeous Queen Anne Victorian in the heart of historic …

Victorian Era

On This Day: Bank robber John Dillinger killed

On July 22, 1934, bank robber John Dillinger died in a hail of bullets from federal agents outside Chicago's Biograph Theater.

U.S. Air Force

BANKHEAD, John Hollis

1842–1920<p>Office<p>Representative, Senator<p>State/Territory<p>Alabama<p>Party<p>Democrat<p>Congress(es)<p>50th (1887–1889), 51st (1889–1891), 52nd (1891–1893), 53rd …

American History

Death of McPherson | American Battlefield Trust

<i>Stephen Davis</i><p>On July 21, 1864, Gen. William T. Sherman's three armies were more or less separated. Better yet, Confederate Maj. Gen. Joseph Wheeler …

American Civil War

Look: Oldest Louisville Slugger bat being auctioned off

The bat is now being put on the auction block by Goldin Auctions and could fetch north of $5,000.<p>But it’s the story of the bat that is pretty …

Major League Baseball

Still Fighting: Inside the Dedication of the National Confederate Museum

Amid a period of national reckoning regarding Confederate statues, park names and other symbology and iconography, The Sons of Confederate Veterans …

War

Plans to restore Victorian mansion Bronllys Hall

<b>Plans to turn a former health board headquarters into a five-star events venue and conference centre have been revealed by architects.</b><p>The mansion house at Bronllys, near Brecon, used to be the home of the Powys Teaching Health Board.<p>The plans include 40 en-suite bedrooms and a new ballroom.<p>A full …

News (Wales)

Down in Front

July 21, 2018 • Cleveland, Ohio • Zack Hatfield at the inaugural FRONT Triennial<p><b>BEFORE THE CUYAHOGA RIVER CAUGHT FIRE</b>, searing onto the public …

Frank Lloyd Wright

Birthright citizenship is settled law

In his July 19 op-ed, “Citizenship shouldn’t be a birthright,” Michael Anton built a castle of sand on this: “Constitutional scholar Edward Erler has shown that the entire case for birthright citizenship is based on a deliberate misreading of the 14th Amendment.”<p>Birthright citizenship, jus soli, …

Opinion

A look at accessibility projects at 9 national parks

CAVE CITY, Ky. (AP) - The National Park Service says nine parks across the U.S. have received more than $10 million in federal funding to design and …

National Parks

Another way to atone for past sins at Faneuil Hall

Boston’s tourist hub is named for a slave trader. Artist Steve Locke wants to commemorate that history without taking Peter Faneuil’s name off the …

Robert E. Lee

House Bill Provides $8M for HBCU Historic Preservation Fund

Advocates for historically Black colleges and universities are praising the passage of a U.S. House of Representatives “minibus” appropriations bill …

HBCUs

Dead Letters: Special All–Papa John Edition

<i>Welcome back to Dead Letters, the feature in which we reprint our favorite reader mail. We should take this moment to remind you that all emails to</i> …

Civil Rights

'The King' review: Elvis as metaphor for curdling of the American Dream

In the documentary "The King," filmmaker Eugene Jarecki ("Why We Fight") holds up Elvis Presley as a prism through which he attempts to refract issues of racial, economic and class polarization. In a way, the movie has something in common with the Oscar-nominated "13th" (beyond the appearance of …

Carpool Karaoke

Rediscovered Texas Cemetery Contains Remains of Dozens of African Americans Forced Into Convict Labor

Archeologists say that the remains of around 95 people recently discovered on a Texas construction site almost certainly belonged to African …

African-American News

A New ‘Peculiar Institution’ Treats Human Beings as Legal Property

<b>The Story:</b> A new Arizona law requires courts to give embryos created by IVF to the spouse who plans to use them to have a baby when a couple decides …

Law

SCHAEFFER: ANTIETAM – PART 11: The Mumma Farm

While the fighting in the Miller Cornfield to the north and west ground to a bloody stalemate, fresh Union and Confederate reinforcements arrived on …

American Civil War

The First Japanese Man in America

A Japanese teenager named Manjirō, from an impoverished family in a tiny fishing village, found himself thrust into a struggle for survival after …

Victorian Era

Doubling Down: Court Holds a Second Time That Bristol-Myers-Squibb Applies to Class Actions

Article ByArtin BetperaWomble Bond Dickinson (US) LLPTCPA LandIn <i>Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. v. Superior Court of California</i>, 137 S.Ct. 1773 (2017), the …

Bristol-Myers Squibb

Making Strawberry Shaped Drops With a Restored 19th Century Victorian Era Candy Machine

Artisan candy maker Gregory Cohen, owner of Lofty Pursuits in Tallahassee, Florida demonstrated the fascinating process of making strawberry shaped …

Offbeat News

"Trail of Tears: A Story of Cherokee Removal" is open through January 2019

<b>WASHINGTON, DC</b><b>.-</b> “Trail of Tears: A Story of Cherokee Removal” is an exhibition produced by the Cherokee Nation. On view through January 2019 on the …

Cherokee Nation

Charleston, South Carolina: Family Travel Guide

What to do in Charleston<p>Adults and kids will love this charming port city, known for its beaches, eclectic Americana architecture and vibrant Lowcountry food scene.<p>Where to go in Charleston<p>A trip to Fort Sumter, an island west of Charleston where the Civil War's first shots were fired, starts with …

South Carolina