Purged With Blood

6 Oct
The road to the American Civil War was tumultuous and in some cases, bloody. At the center of antebellum violence was radical abolitionist, John Brown. He had been involved in the Bleeding Kansas conflict and even lead Free State forces...
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Epic American Battles: King’s Mountain

3 Oct
The American Revolution was filled with campaigns and battles which the American colonists lost to the British but the great triumphs that the patriots did win were great indeed. They were the decisive battles: Trenton, Saratoga and Yorktown, etc. Another...
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Darwin’s Long Shadow

29 Aug
When Charles Darwin published On the Origin of the Species in 1859, the countdown to World War I began. His ideas, and those of his successors, contributed greatly to the great conflagration that we call the Great War. Darwin’s theory...
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America and the Aftermath of World War I

18 Aug
The United States joined the fight against Germany in World War I in 1917, about three years after the war began in Europe. For the majority of the war, President Wilson’s opinion (and one shared by many Americans) was that...
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The Tragedy of the Marne

11 Aug
French troops charge at the Marne, 1914
It cannot be overstated that World War I shaped the course of Twentieth Century history. This epic conflict that spun the world into chaos and conflagration from 1914 to 1918 set the tone for the rest of human history since...
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Profiles of Great Americans: Stonewall Jackson

21 Jul
Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson was one of the greatest and most virtuous commanders in the Civil War. He led his men valiantly and fearlessly and left a legacy of great nobility and honor. Despite the fact that Jackson fought under the...
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The Shot Heard ‘Round the World

7 Jul
When people hear the phrase “shot heard around the world” they immediately think of the shot that was fired by an unknown person at the battle of Lexington in 1775 at the beginning of the American Revolution. This mysterious shot...
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