American History

A tale of two countries: Chris Hayes’ “A Colony in a Nation” describes the conditions for a second American revolution

In his new book, Chris Hayes examines the powerless American underclass under violent, internal government rule<p>MSNBC host Chris Hayes’ second book, “A Colony in a Nation,” is a dark book for a dark time. Written during Barack Obama’s presidency and with only a single, passing mention of Donald …

Liberal POV

The National Museum of African American History And Culture Is Six Months Old And Killing The Museum Game!

Over 1.3 million visitors have visited the nation’s black history museum<p>The Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture …

Women of Color

God Bless the Right-Wing Social Justice Warriors

“Invent a weapon,” Jordan Peterson said on Tuesday, “and your enemies will have it within one generation.” He was talking about Gamergate feminist …

American Civil War

Museum calls in bomb squad fearing possible Civil War cannon ball explosion

A Civil War museum in Petersburg, Virginia, called local police on Tuesday after discovering several dozen cannon balls hidden away in storage that museum officials believed could be live.<p>A bomb squad for the Virginia State Police arrived at Virginia’s Siege Museum later that day and verified using …

American Civil War

Today in History - March 25

On <b>March 25</b>, 1634, the first group of settlers landed in what is now southern Maryland, an event commemorated each year on Maryland Day. The land was …

War Of 1812

Gettysburg College students played role in battle

Constitution Daily <i>contributor Benjamin Brown looks at the role that college student in the town of Gettysburg played in the crucial Civil War battle</i> …

College & University

The Battle of Fort Stedman Summary & Facts

<b>Battle of Fort Stedman</b><br>March 25, 1865<p>In a last-gasp offensive, Gen. Robert E. Lee amassed nearly half of his army in an attempt to break through …

American Civil War

Black Georgetown Employee Found Out School Sold His Great-Great-Great Grandmother

One Georgetown University employee recently found out that he was tied to the school by more than a paycheck.<p>Jeremy Alexander, an executive assistant …

African-American News

11 endangered wild elephants rescued from mud in Cambodia

Eleven endangered wild elephants in Cambodia were rescued Saturday, four days after getting stuck in mud, officials said.<p>The elephants were rescued …

Vietnam War

LUCE, Clare Boothe

1903–1987<p>Office<p>Representative<p>State/Territory<p>Connecticut<p>Party<p>Republican<p>Congress(es)<p>78th (1943–1945), 79th (1945–1947)<p>Clare Boothe Luce conquered the …


Want to fire a Civil War cannon? Here's how you can

If you've ever thought about what it would be like to fire a Civil War cannon, now you can get your chance when the Jacobus Vanderveer House hosts …

Military History

HARDEN, Cecil Murray

Footnotes<p>1Joan Cook, “Ex–Rep.Cecil Harden Dies; Worked for Women’s Rights,” 8 December 1984, <i>New York Times</i>: 17.<p>2Cook, “Ex–Rep. Cecil Harden …



Footnotes<p>1“Schneider: Ex–Rep. Again Ill With Cancer,” 8 April 1999, <i>National Journal</i>.<p>2William K. Gale, “Claudine’s Back in Town–Ex–Congresswoman …


The only woman to win the medal of honor fought for her role in the Civil War

Don’t mess with Mary Edwards Walker<p>Mary Edwards Walker was no stranger to sneaking across enemy lines. When she wasn’t acting as a surgeon to tend to …


Amid Toppled Confederate Statues, Andrew Jackson Stands Tall

Baton Rouge, La.<p>President Trump’s decision to hang a portrait of Andrew Jackson in the Oval Office has resonated in Louisiana, where Jackson’s role in beating the British at the 1815 Battle of New Orleans put him in the pantheon of local heroes.<p>The seventh president’s Louisiana legacy looms most …

War Of 1812

Georgia Lawmaker's Proposal For 'Confederate History Month' Doesn't Mention Slavery

What a time.<p>Last year, Tommy Benton, a Republican lawmaker in Georgia and member of the Georgia Sons of Confederate Veterans, told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution that the Ku Klux Klan “was not such a racist thing but a vigilante thing to keep law and order.”<p>Now he’s introducing a resolution to …


5 Things President Trump Thinks America Doesn’t Know

Slavery is not good, and health care reform is not easy. Seemingly obvious?<p>Maybe not, according to President Trump, who has said multiple times in …

Health Care

Killing of Black Man by Self-Proclaimed White Supremacist in NYC ‘Most Likely an Act of Terrorism’: Prosecutor

Prosecutors in New York City are saying that the targeted killing of a black man in midtown Manhattan was most likely an act of terrorism after, they …


A revolution a century ago that still reverberates — right into the White House

<i>Charles King is the author of “Midnight at the Pera Palace: The Birth of Modern Istanbul” and other books. He is professor of international affairs and government at Georgetown University.</i><p>What do you do when your country is taken over by madmen? Elena Nabokova told the valet and cook to pack the …


Don’t expect to get into the African American history museum anytime soon

The crowds just keep on coming — and lingering — at the newest museum on the Mall.<p>Six hours. That’s how much time a typical visitor spends at the …

Liberal POV

One Sloppy Land Surveyor Almost Caused a War Between Missouri and Iowa

When Sheriff Uriah S. Gregory—those who knew him called him Sandy—made his way into disputed territory for the second time, he must have known it …


The Best Time to Become an American Is Now

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — I always thought I knew what I would do the day I became an American citizen: I’d go to the nearest park with some close friends, open a bottle of champagne — and hope a cop would give me a ticket.<p>Since coming to the United States from Germany on a student visa in 2005, I’ve been …


For John Leguizamo, giving Latin history lesson became "mission"

In "Latin History for Morons," John Leguizamo surveys the "buried" history of Latinos in the Americas going back to the Mayans.


National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution | Catalog of American Portraits | Portrait Search

Dimensions:<p>Image: 23.4 x 18.6cm (9 3/16 x 7 5/16")<br>Sheet: 25.4 x 20.4cm (10 x 8 1/16")<br>Mat: 55.9 x 40.6cm (22 x 16")


Schumer compares opposition to GOP health bill to Vietnam War protests

Schumer underscored that public outcry over the GOP effort played a significant role in reducing support for the legislation, which failed to win …

Vietnam War

From the archives: Crimps put the grab on unwary soldiers

This story was first published on March 25, 2001, in the Montreal Gazette.<p>We rejoice to see that at last the crimps who are inducing soldiers to …

Canadian News

Google Is Partnering With Howard University To Train And Recruit More African Americans

Google is teaming up with Howard University to launch something called Howard West. The Washington DC based university said on its website …

Silicon Valley

SMITH, Virginia Dodd

Footnotes<p>1David C. Beeder, “Virginia Smith’s ‘Right–Hand–Man,’ Haven Smith, Dies,” 14 May 1997, <i>Omaha World–Herald</i>: 1.<p>2Douglas E. Kneeland, “Rep. …


Junto March Madness 2017: Elite Eight

We are down to the Elite Eight. See the results and updated bracket below and then vote for your favorites of the eight books left standing.<p><b>Elite</b> …

March Madness

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