Ulysses S. Grant

Trump’s First Year: The Long National Nightmare Is Nowhere Near Over

<i>This article first appeared on the History News Network.</i><p>As I start to write this article, it is the 105th anniversary of the birth of President …

Donald Trump

Bird of Birds

<i>January 20</i><p>Bombay! A bewitching place, a bewildering place, an enchanting place—the Arabian Nights come again! It is a vast city, contains about a …

Artists

Ulysses S. Grant lives on in Townsend couple (SLIDESHOW)

Sam and Julie Grant ride in Plymouth s Hometown Thanksgiving Parade last fall, representing General and Mrs. Ulysses S. Grant. (PHOTO BY DEB …

Massachusetts

3 Midwest inns ideal for a romantic winter escape

Winter days are dark and cold, but that’s no excuse to hibernate. Embrace the season — and that special someone — by spending a little time tucked away in Midwest lodgings known to be warm and welcoming to couples. (P.S. Valentine’s Day is fast approaching.)<p>Here are three places to consider, along …

Hotels

The sins of Andrew Jackson | Opinion | NOLA.com

Amateur historians like to say that Andrew Jackson is the worst American president to ever get his face engraved on U.S. currency.<p>The root of the …

New Orleans

Number of international visitors to the USA declines

The number of international visitors to the USA has dipped precipitously in the past year, according to new figures by the U.S. Department of Commerce, and the travel industry is mobilizing to reverse the trend.<p>A group of travel organizations has joined together to form the Visit U.S. Coalition to …

National Parks

The Winter Antiques Show Embraces the Evolving Definition of Antique

The definition of antique has slowly shifted over the past decade, and now an object no longer has to be at least 100 years old to qualify. The Winter Antiques Show has increasingly been a reflection of those changes, with art included in the fair in addition to the furniture, decorative arts, …

Art

Donald Trump doesn’t understand Haiti, immigration or American history

Donald Trump’s denigrating comments about Haiti during a recent congressional meeting shocked people around the globe, but given his track record of disrespecting immigrants, they were not actually that surprising.<p>Despite campaign promises that Trump would be Haiti’s “biggest champion,” his …

Donald Trump

Top 100 Memoirs of The Past 200 Years

Part 1 — Franklin, Thoreau, and Grant<p>Throughout humanity’s time, people have told their stories.<p>From drawings by early cavemen and hieroglyphs …

Henry David Thoreau

10 Most Interesting Passengers Of The Mayflower

We all know the Mayflower as the famous ship that transported the English Puritans to America. The ship was at sea for 66 days before arriving and …

List-Worthy

19 Incredible Pictures From Over 100 Years Ago

"I hope looking at the early years of American photography can help us to reflect on how much more progress is still needed."<p><i>While it's almost impossible to imagine a world today without photos, living in the 19th century meant discovering this new technology for the first time in history.</i> <i>A new</i> …

Historical Photography

What D.C.’s Adas Israel Synagogue will look like in its new location

Beside the historic house of worship will be a plaza and courtyard<p>In November 2016, Washington, D.C.’s oldest synagogue, Adas Israel Synagogue, began a two-phase relocation. UrbanTurf recently reported that the project is seeking further zoning approvals in order to relocate the 1876-built property …

The Reflexive Racism of the American Left

“Treat the Negro as a citizen and a voter — as he is, and must remain — and soon parties will be divided, <i>not on the color line</i>, but on principle.”So …

Conservative View

The United States and Korea: Rediscovering Artifacts of the Naval Past

The second week of December is always a big deal at the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland: Army Week. While the Midshipmen finish out their …

History

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Improve your Civil War vocabulary with our collection of relevant words & definitions.<p>A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | …

Military History

TAC Bookshelf for the Week of January 15

<i>This is the first installment of the “TAC Bookshelf” series. Published each Monday,</i> The American Conservative<i>‘s editorial staff, along with some</i> …

Conservative View

Freedom Caucus in Spotlight as Shutdown Looms

It's Republican decision time: Will House hard-liners who "can't get to yes" become the public face of the party?<p>The House Freedom Caucus styles itself as the principled champion of limited government and the rule of law. More often, its members are partisan gunslingers, attack dogs during …

Opinion

In Search of John Wilkes Booth

Henry Clay Ford was counting receipts in the box office of Ford’s Theatre, which his older brother John owned, on the night of April 14, 1865. Around …

American Civil War

Best-sellers

Rankings for hard-cover books sold in Southern California, as reported by selected book stores:<p>Nonfiction<p>1."Leonardo da Vinci," by Walter Isaacson …

Entertainment

Without countries like the ones Trump trashed, there'd be no you, me or America

Trump grew up in New York, but I guess he never got around to reading the inscription on the State of Liberty.<p>At one time or another, just about any place from which anyone has emigrated to America has been referred to as what Donald Trump — the sitting president of the United States — reportedly …

Maya Angelou

President Trump is playing politics with the 2020 Census. It could backfire.

The 2020 Census is set to take place at a time of political turmoil, when Americans are experiencing a crisis in confidence in federal institutions. Unfortunately, the census is likely to exacerbate that crisis, because the Trump administration has enlisted it in the work of maintaining Republican …

Government

No Traveling for New York’s Columbus Statue, Mayor Decides

Back in the heat of summer, when the nation’s attention was on rioting white supremacists in Charlottesville, Va., Mayor Bill de Blasio declared that New York City would conduct a review of all “symbols of hate” in its parks and on its streets, to see which ones should be removed or otherwise …

New York City

Seeing the Civil War From the Ground Up

<b>THE THIN LIGHT OF FREEDOM</b> <b><br>Civil War and Emancipation in the Heart of America</b><br>By Edward L. Ayers<br>Illustrated. 576 pp. W. W. Norton. $35.<p>Despite all the talk today about the divisions between red and blue states, the Civil War remains the most divisive moment in our history. Yet in Edward L. Ayers’s …

Non-fiction

Trump has given dozens of depositions in his lawsuit-laden business career — but he could face a tougher grilling in the Russia probe

If President Trump is interviewed by special counsel Robert S. Mueller III, a step that may be unavoidable in the Russia investigation, he’ll square off with prosecutors who have spent decades firing questions at corrupt politicians, crooked businessmen and organized crime leaders.<p>But the …

Politics

Brooks Brothers Celebrates 200 Years With a Party — in Florence

Teddy Roosevelt wore Brooks Brothers to his inauguration. So, too, did Woodrow Wilson, Franklin D. Roosevelt and Ulysses S. Grant. Forty of the 45 United States presidents have patronized America’s oldest maker of men’s wear, the most famous among them surely Abraham Lincoln, who was dressed in a …

Marks & Spencer

Oprah for president? The political economy of fame

Stardom helps a candidate raise money, run and win, but governing requires some real skills<p>A woman so famous that she's known to the world by her …

Dwight D. Eisenhower

Trump Under Oath Is a Different Person

What the president’s previous depositions suggest about how his interview with Special Counsel Robert Mueller might go<p>Sometime soon, President Trump is likely to be deposed by Special Counsel Robert Mueller and his team. Several outlets, beginning with NBC News on Monday, report that Trump’s …

Donald Trump

What should we have the right to know about a president's health?

<b>(CNN) —</b> On Friday, at the age of 71, President Trump is undergoing his first-known health physical since taking office, and observers are hoping it will shed light on both his physical and mental health.<p>Concerns over Trump's physical health have grown due to reports of his fast-food habits, lack of …

Health

No, Trump doesn’t need a mental fitness evaluation

<i>Richard A. Friedman is a professor of clinical psychiatry and director of psychopharmacology clinic at Weill Cornell Medical College.</i><p>President Trump is scheduled to have his annual medical exam at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center on Friday. Many people, including some of my prominent …

Opinion

Thoughts on the Greatness of Ulysses S. Grant

With a new biography of Ulysses S. Grant out by the man who helped put Alexander Hamilton back in the center of 21st American popular culture, I’m …

Military History