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How Saving Baltimore Tilted the War of 1812

By 1814, time was running out for both sides in the War of 1812. The British were war-weary after a decade of fighting the Napoleonic Wars in Europe. 394 more words

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Home of the Brave: Sam Smith and His Montebello Estate

In the 4th stanza of the Star Spangled Banner, Francis Scott Key wrote about a moment “when freemen shall stand between their homes and the wars desolation.” Sam Smith stood against the British invasion to protect the homes of his fellow Baltimoreans as well as his own home. 320 more words

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This week in history: Marshall Field I, American merchant, was born in 1834

When someone mentions “Marshall Field,” what springs to mind—at least for most Chicagoans—is an image of the city’s world-famous Beax-Arts department store with its landmark twin clocks jutting out a block apart above State Street. 559 more words

Yesterday & Today

History: Real American Stories vs. Obama, Muslim Agenda

Obama  Praises Muslim Contributions to American History

What is the Truth? Here are the Real Stories about the Muslim Agenda

Critics says the president is guilty of rewriting American history to make Islam look good in the wake of Muslim attacks on America, from 9/11 to Fort Hood to the Boston Marathon.

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Sam Smith and Fort McHenry

On the 200 year commemoration of the Battle of Baltimore, Fort McHenry is a key focal point to the retelling of events. Sam Smith played a major role in the history of that fort. 328 more words

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Guest Post: Lowell & the Executive






Today’s guest post is from Lindsay Schakenbach, a Ph.D. candidate in history at Brown University. Her dissertation,  “Manufacturing Advantage: War, the State, and the Origins of American Industry 1790-1840,” explores the development of the arms and textile industries in the context of national security, diplomacy, and territorial expansion. 860 more words

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sandvick reblogged this on DailyHistory.org and commented:

Lindsay Schakenbach, a guest author at The Junto, argues that federal intervention into private industry is nothing new. Even the textile mills of Lowell, Massachusetts were built as a result of "federal meddling." Schankenbach describes the role played by the federal government in helping both found the Merrimack Manufacturing Company and expanding the number of markets were the textile manufacturer could sell its goods.

Channel: Video: Lester Maddox Says it's Not About Race

This post was originally posted at The New Democrat on Blogger

Lester Maddux who unless I’m mistaken was Governor of Georgia at one point, but him saying that denying African-Americans service to his business “is not about race” reminds me of the famous bank robber Willy Sutton saying that robbing banks “is not about the money”. 142 more words

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