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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!

Saving Tennessee’s Civil War Battlefields

Preservationists continue to save Civil War hallowed ground. Recent victories have occurred at Parker's Crossroads and Franklin. As the sesquicentennial of the American Civil War...

Victorian Spirit Photography

To a public entranced by the seeming magic of photography, capturing ghosts on film was par for the course. It seems hard to imagine in...

History of the Empire State Building

A brief explanation of how one of New York's well-known landmarks, the Empire State Building, was built. Anyone who knows anything about New York...

Life After the White House, Part 3

After Abraham Lincoln was assassinated, Vice President Andrew Johnson became President. Johnson tried to carry out Lincoln’s moderate Reconstruction plans, which brought him into...

The Political and Public Life of Herman A. Schmidt of Winona, MN

Herman Schmidt built a modest political and public career in Winona during the Progressive Era, from Chief of Police to local Democratic Party official. Herman...

Chester Alan Arthur: President-in-Waiting

No Vice President, indeed no President, was more unlikely than Chester Alan Arthur. Chester Alan Arthur (1830-1886) was a minister’s son, who through his own...

Battle of Little Bighorn: 45 – More of Custer’s Men, Scouts, and Interpreters

KEOGH, CAPTAIN MYLES W. The name Keogh, fittingly at least for Myles, in Latin means “soldier.” Keogh is often remembered in history because his horse,...

Battle of Little Bighorn: 22 – Prospectors in the Black Hills

Prospectors, frontiersmen, and the like seemed to consider that the gold strike in the Black Hills made the Treaty of 1868 null and void....

The Greatest Manhunt in American Frontier History

The survivors of the Barton Posse got fresh mounts at Rancho Sepulveda. Hardy rode for Los Angeles and Alexander headed to El Monte to...

History of Marriage and How Marriage Has Evolved

From its beginnings as a deal made to offer economic benefit to both sides, marriage has evolved into an institution that many feel provides...