Wednesday, September 22, 2021

American History

American History is discovered in compelling articles that span the Colonial Era until 5 minutes ago! See Spanish, French, British, Dutch and Swiss Colonies become one nation. This fresh journey traces the nation’s birth on the Eastern Seaboard to its early 19th century childhood and political development. Follow its adolescence when the Civil War threatened her existence. See westward expansion spurred by “Manifest Destiny”. Study the 20th Century adult years when the promising young ideals of freedom were severely tested. Watch 21st Century America influence the world and see if this “greatest experiment in government” continues to be the brightest beacon of freedom. This is your safe haven to discuss social and economic issues and yes, even religion and politics!

The New England Secession Movement

The United States was nearly dissolved when the southern states seceded, launching the Civil War. But this was not the first time the Union...

Hispanic Gunfighters of the Old West

The truth is that tough hombres sprung from all ethnic groups. In this work we will concentrate on those with Spanish last names. Over 35...

The Story of Last Island, Louisiana

In 1856, a massive hurricane struck Last Island, destroying every structure and killing over one hundred people, many of them from Louisiana's most prominent...

The Scott Brothers and the Invention of Toilet Paper

Joseph Gayetty introduced the first commercially packaged bathroom tissue in 1857. His toilet tissue was sold in packages of individual sheets. The tissue didn't...

19th Century Creoles in New Orleans, Louisiana

In the 1800s, the Creoles of New Orleans were composed of two groups, the Creoles and Afro-Creoles, who had different values, languages, occupations, and...

The Transportation Revolution in Early America

Americans in the early 1800s traveled more frequently, more widely, and in more different ways than they had only a few decades earlier. One of...

Irish and German Immigration into the United States

Between 1830 and 1850 nearly four million people from Europe crossed the Atlantic to seek the opportunities the United States offered. Irish and German...

Populism and the Omaha Platform of 1892

The Omaha Platform of the People's Party identified the two major political parties with corruption and indifference toward farmers and working class Americans. On July...

The Vendetta Ride of Wyatt Earp and His Immortals

As an outcome of the infamous Fight at the O.K. Corral, unknown individuals wounded Virgil, Wyatt’s older brother, and killed Morgan, the youngest Earp....

The Emergency Banking Relief Act of 1933

At the height of the Great Depression, FDR took extreme measures to halt massive bank closures with the Emergency Banking Act of 1933. From the...