19th Century

Star-Spangled Bigotry: The Hidden Racist History of the National Anthem

Americans generally get a failing grade when it comes to knowing our “patriotic songs.” I know more people who can recite “America, F—k Yeah” from</i> …

Star Spangled Banner

The U.S. Military's 5 Biggest Military Defeats Ever

The worst of the worst. <i>The real disaster of the campaign became apparent at Detroit in August, when a combined British and Native American army</i> …

Military History

Ireland's tourism sites 'stuck in 19th century' despite booming visitor numbers

A lack of investment in technology, no available parking for coaches and not enough toilet facilities for visitors at sites were among the concerns …

News (Ireland)

Keynote Address at NCHE 2018

Last year I joined the board of directors of the National Council for History Education. My first exposure to the organization and its members was …

American Civil War

Daniel Harvey Hill

Daniel Harvey Hill was born on July 12, 1821, in what is now York County, South Carolina. He entered West Point in 1838 and graduated in 1842, …

American Civil War

Why Cede the Flag to Trump?

Colin Kaepernick and other athletes have a better claim on the United States’s symbols and their meaning.<p>President Trump apparently slept on it overnight and woke up early on Sunday morning thinking: “Yes, I will fight a cultural war against black athletes.”<p>In two Sunday morning tweets, Trump urged …

Politics

Hard life defined Civil War soldier from Minnesota

It had been nearly 50 years since Pvt. Wilber Coleman mustered out of the Union Army after the Civil War. In a typed letter to his brother dated Nov. …

American Civil War

Independent Māori voice now lost from Parliament, says Maori Party candidate Howie Tamati

Māori Party candidate Howie Tamati said he is "deeply disappointed' there would be no independent Māori voice in Parliament during the next term.

Elections

The Style Update: Victorian

As we turn the corner into crisper days, the idea of something a bit more covered-up coupled with some clever layering is a welcome change of pace. …

Fashion

Create a Snowstorm in a Bottle with an 18th-Century Weather Prediction Method

Swirling flakes in mixture of camphor, ethanol, and other chemicals were thought to predict coming weather.<p>YouTuber Ben "NightHawkInLight" Cusick recently dumped a bunch of chemicals into a bottle of vodka and saw some amazing things. No, not by the usual method of guzzling it down, but by showing …

Weather

The Civil War Draft Riots Brought Terror to New York’s Streets

The first time the United States held a military draft, in 1863, it did not go well for the people of New York.<p>Fear and racism, whipped up by …

American Civil War

Letters provide soldier's account of Battle of Gettysburg

GETTYSBURG, Pa. >> Union Army Sgt. Esek Hoff took cover on Cemetery Ridge under heavy fire as the Pennsylvania farmland filled with smoke.<p>Historians …

Military History

Smoking Bali Volcano Forces Thousands to Evacuate

Mount Agung, a volcano in one of the world's most popular vacation spots, threatens to erupt.

Ring of Fire

Barack Obama’s Trail of Tears

While President Donald Trump should not end DACA, the blame for the suffering he will cause if he does belongs entirely to former President Barack …

Immigration

Closing the Back Door

<i>Jeffrey D. Wert, Hallowed Ground Magazine</i><p>THE RECKONING WAS LONG OVERDUE. SINCE THE CIVIL WAR'S INITIAL WEEKS, THE Shenandoah Valley of Virginia had …

Military History

Egyptians’ sense of humor is very telling

Ancient Egyptians sanctified humor, to the extent that they even consigned a humor goddess and married her to the deity of wisdom. This is the …

Egypt

Fears over future of Tamworth mental health centre

FEARS for the future of Tamworth's George Bryan Centre surfaced this week – the latest in a series of healthcare shake-ups in the town.<p>The centre, …

Health Care

Kanban: The Exquisite Art of Historic Japanese Store Signs

Before department stores and convenient stores became one-stop shopping destinations, a highly fragmented industry of local, family run shops thrived …

Victorian Era

Apple Aims to Improve Siri as Part of iOS 11 Rollout

In the wake of last week’s ballyhooed introduction of the Apple 4K TV, the iPhone X, the iPhone 8/8S, and a new Apple Watch, Apple has begun rolling …

iOS

The Libertarian Lawyer Who Battled Jim Crow

At <i>Marginal Revolution</i>, George Mason University economist Alex Tabarrok offers some interesting thoughts on Richard Rothstein's new book <i>The Color of</i> …

Law

The Southern Agenda: October/November 2017

Goings-on in the South and beyond<p><b>Going Bananas</b> <i><br>Centerville, Tennessee, October 7–8</i><p>Whether it’s the Collard Festival in Ayden, North Carolina, the World Grits Festival in St. George, South Carolina, or the Boudin Cook-Off in Lafayette, Louisiana, the South has no shortage of rib-sticking events …

American Civil War

Amputations During the Civil War | Civil War Trust

More Videos<p>Join t Fight<p>Donate today to preserve Civil War battlefields and the nation’s history for generations to come.<p>46,355<p>ACRES SAVED<p>The Civil …

American Civil War

Monument | Monumento

‘How many years has it been since we have seen each other?’At Friendship Park, the westernmost point of the US-Mexico border, just south of San …

Immigration

The Wars of the Seven Coalitions 1792 - 1815

After the French Revolution transformed France and threatened the old order of Europe, France fought a series of wars against the monarchies of …

Military History

Opinion: The Fatal Flaw for Republicans in Graham-Cassidy

Bill’s passage would make health care dominant issue in 2018 midterms<p>The Republicans’ latest drive to repeal Obamacare is reminiscent of a poetry …

Politics

In Texas, Even the Lies about the Confederacy Are Bigger

Republican House Speaker Joe Straus is calling for the removal of this marker, which was installed by the Texas Division, Children of the …

American Civil War

'Voters cannot be this thick': Gareth Morgan on 'Jacinda effect'

Gareth Morgan says his reaction to Labour's surge in the polls after Jacinda Ardern took over as leader was to think voters "cannot be this …

New Zealand News

Fancy taking part in an excavation of a Roman fort? You can and here's how

The first dig for 60 years is set to start at a Roman fort in Northumberland dubbed one of the best preserved in the empire.<p>People are being invited …

Archaeology

Forgotten settlement for escaped slaves, a piece of Nova Scotia heritage

'We were here a long time ago and now we can prove it,' says Beechville resident Germaine Kandi Howe<p>A woman whose ancestors were among the first …

War Of 1812

ECW Announces Keynote Speaker for the 2018 ECW Symposium at Stevenson Ridge!

Emerging Civil War is delighted to announce the keynote speaker for our Fifth Annual Emerging Civil War Symposium at Stevenson Ridge, to be held Aug. …

American Civil War