American Civil War

The Solution To ‘The Problem With Apu’ Already Has Arrived

Are all accents inherently funny to other cultures?<p>College classmates of my father in Pennsylvania teased him mercilessly about his Boston accent …

Entertainment

'The Thin Light of Freedom' is a Civil War history that explores the forging of modern America

Small towns throughout the Great Appalachian Valley changed hands many times during war, and as complicated a military picture as that presents, it …

History

How The Civil War Gave Us Today’s Thanksgiving, And Can Teach Us

This week, Americans will gather around kitchen and dining room tables from sea to shining sea for one of our most distinctly American celebrations. …

Conservative View

Thanksgiving as we know it was dreamt up by a women's magazine

On November 26, 1863, the United States celebrated its first official Thanksgiving. Aside from the small matter of the Civil War, the Union had a lot …

Food

Pennsylvania's Senate Race Will Be a Battle Royale

Pennsylvania’s kaleidoscopic regions—divided by geography and socio-economics—make predicting its electoral outcomes a perpetual guessing game. But …

Conservative View

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Join t Fight<p>Donate today to preserve Revolutionary War battlefields and the nation’s history for generations to come.<p>47,165<p>ACRES SAVED<p>The Civil War …

American History

Lincoln at Gettysburg

Lincoln at Gettysburg<p><i>Spring 2014</i><p>The most obvious problem in approaching Abraham Lincoln's Gettysburg Address is that we know it so well. If you've …

Abraham Lincoln

Improving the Present by Studying the Past: Killed at Gettysburg Remembers O’Rorke and Phelps

This semester, I have had the honor of working on the Civil War Institute’s Killed at Gettysburg project, hosted at killedatgettysburg.org. The …

Battle of Gettysburg

Presidents From Lincoln to FDR Kept the Thanksgiving Tradition Going

Lincoln started the process of making it a federal holiday in 1863, crystallizing something that had been around since the days of the …

History

12 tips before putting your clubs away for the season

The end of November is supposed to be a time to give thanks...unless you're a golfer residing above the Mason-Dixon line. For this spot on the calendar often signals the end of the golf year, and any season that welcomes such hell is no cause for celebration.<p>However, though it seems so far in the …

Golf

Colin Kaepernick was named citizen of the year. How ironic

For black Americans, citizenship has always been incomplete and fraught. Kaepernick knows this better than anyone else<p>It’s been a couple of days, and the news of GQ magazine naming Colin Kaepernick its Citizen of the Year has brought forth both love from some and loathing from others.<p>Fox News host …

Opinion

Giffords group solves gun violence problem by going after... muzzleloaders

Never let a good tragedy go to waste. With a couple of mass shootings unfolding this autumn, the anti-gun rights group founded by Gabby Giffords and …

Conservative View

Television: Debate over Ken Burns’ 1990 ‘Civil War’ series continues

From the time it premiered nearly 30 years ago, Ken Burns’ Civil War documentary has been a popular sensation — and a subject of debate.<p>The 11-hour, …

History

Before Kaepernick, The 'Syracuse 8' Were Blackballed By Pro Football

Support the news<p>They met in secret. Away from their white coaches and teammates.<p>"We used to meet at midnight," former Syracuse football player Dana …

College & University

'A little bit flat': Frustrated Oilers can't find winning formula against Blues

'We weren't close to being our best tonight,' says coach Todd McLellan<p>Adversity + frustration = another loss on home ice.<p>That simple formula played …

Ryan Nugent-Hopkins

Police investigate 'credible threat' against Gettysburg commemoration

For 60 years, the annual Remembrance Day parade has attracted thousands of people to Gettysburg, Pennsylvania for festivities to honor the sweeping …

Battle of Gettysburg

Were balloons used by world militaries before the American Civil War?

The French Committee of Public Safety created a Corp d’Aerostiers in 1794. Intended to conduct aerial reconnaissance, the balloons first went into …

Military History

<i>Major General William Tecumseh Sherman was a contradiction embodied. He eliminated Atlanta's war making potential and brought sheer destruction to</i> …

Military History

The new Museum of the Bible confronts the challenge of presenting slavery and the Confederacy

Across the country, debates are raging about what to do with images of the Confederate flag and statues of Confederate leaders, most of them erected many decades ago.<p>In Washington, a museum will open this week — with new depictions of Jefferson Davis and the Confederate flag on the walls, and …

Abraham Lincoln

The Most Heartbreaking Historical Fiction We Read This Fall

Heartbreaking, emotional, bittersweet, inspiring — these are all adjectives describing the bountiful harvest of historical fiction novels out this …

Books

Jefferson took a blade to his Bible: Presidents, faith and the new Bible museum

Thomas Jefferson had a complicated relationship with the Bible.<p>By the time he was elected the nation’s third president in 1801, the Founding Father had become a champion of separation of church and state. His Virginia Statute for Religious Freedom, a precursor to First Amendment safeguards on …

Abraham Lincoln

Where To Find The Nation's Worst Winter Drivers

If you’ll be taking to the road this upcoming holiday season, you may want to rethink your travel plans if the path “over the river and through the woods” leads to or through Boston, which can lay claim to having the worst winter drivers in the U.S.<p>That’s according to Allstate Insurance’s annual …

American History

*Searching For Black Confederates Soldiers* Is Off To the Publisher

I suspect there are a few of you out there who will be happy to hear that today I finished my book project on the history of Confederate camp slaves …

American History

Hollywood streets once named for Confederate generals now have positive vibes

After a divisive battle over three Hollywood streets that bore the names of Confederate generals, the city commission on Wednesday renamed the roads …

Robert E. Lee

Today in History for November 15th

History

Duke Historian to Deliver 2017 Fortenbaugh Lecture

The <b>56th annual Robert Fortenbaugh Memorial Lecture,</b> <b>held annually on November 19,</b> will feature <b>Dr. Thavolia Glymph</b>, who will present, "<i>I'm a Radical</i> …

Black History

Heavy Metal

Union General William S. Rosecrans hoped to achieve peace through superior firepower.The post Heavy Metal appeared first on HistoryNet.

Military History

The 10 Best Places to Live in the South

Best Places: These Southern towns gems offer home affordability, strong economic growth, good schools, and (generally) balmy weather.<p>With winter fast …

American History

Explore Stand Watie's Life

Join t Fight<p>Donate today to preserve Civil War battlefields and the nation’s history for generations to come.<p>Related People<p>47,165<p>ACRES SAVED<p>The Civil …

American History

Georgeanna Woolsey was a young unmarried woman when the Civil War began. Shortly after the start of the war, the Woman’s Central Relief Association …

American History