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Interview: Andrew Jackson O'Shaughnessy

Andrew O’Shaughnessy is the Saunders Director of the Robert H. Smith International Center for Jefferson Studies at Monticello, and a Professor of History at the University of Virginia. 927 more words

American Revolution

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Typically, Americans think about the Revolutionary War from our prospective. We have celebrated George Washington and practically deified the Founding Fathers. We focus on how we defeated the most powerful country in the world, but rarely explain why Britain was hampered in their war effort in the colonies. Andrew Jackson O'Shaughnessy tries to correct that problem with his new book entitled The Men Who Lost America: British Leadership, the American Revolution and the Fate of Empire. Tom Cutterham from The Junto has an interview with O'Shaughnessy about his new book. O'Shaughnessy explains why Britain, despite talented young military leadership, were doomed in their efforts as early as 1778.

The Points Interview: Joseph F. Spillane

EDITOR’S NOTE: Points is pleased to welcome our fearless co-founder, Joe Spillane, an Associate Professor of History and Associate Dean for Student Affairs at the University of Florida. 587 more words

Points Interviews

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The Points blog has an interview with Joe Spillane the author of new book from John Hopkins University Press entitled Coxsackie: The Life and Death of Prison Reform. Spillane's book focuses on a failed experiment in New York that sought to reform young men instead of simply punishing them. Unfortunately, New York's experiment was a complete disaster. Spillane's book helps explain why that happened.

Not Bowling Alone: How the Holiday Bowl in Crenshaw Became an Integrated Leisure Space

In May 2000, the New York Times reported the upcoming demolition of the Crenshaw District’s Holiday Bowl. Built by Japanese American investors in 1958, just as Crenshaw and neighboring Leimart Park were reemerging as one of the city’s most diverse neighborhoods, the bowling alley served as an integrated leisure space where African, Mexican, and Asian Americans could interact. 3,007 more words

Popular Culture

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Ryan Reft has written a fascinating series of articles on the multicultural fabric of Los Angeles. This article focuses on the Holiday Bowl in Crenshaw which was demolished in 2002. Like so many of Reft's stories about Los Angeles, the one focuses on the parts of Los Angeles where ethnic groups ate, worked and played with together. The Holiday Bowl in Crenshaw became a meeting ground for blacks, whites, Latinos and Japanese Americans to bowl together. The food at the bowling alley was a reflection of this multiculturalism and served a mixture of Chinese, Japanese and American cuisine. Unfortunately, another theme that runs through Reft’s stories is that many of these meeting points in Los Angeles have been lost. Los Angeles is a city that is constantly reinventing itself. If a building has been around for 20 years in Los Angeles it immediately becomes a candidate for destruction because it is too old. The Holiday Bowl, built in 1958, was practically ancient. All that is left of the Holiday Bowl is the sign and the facade of the original coffee shop.

Grim outlook for Social Security funds

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP)–Each year more Americans reach retirement age and begin collecting from the social security funds they paid into during their working lives. Like Richard Libiszewski of Wilbraham, who now fears his 24-year-old daughter and 37-year-old son won’t be able to do the same. 201 more words


Preprare For The Return Of The (great) Karma, And At Least One More Model In Three Many Years Or So by Auto Blog Via

Remember Fisker? The series hybrid startup that never ever could win the reputation contest with Tesla in the space?
Properly, its wealthy new Chinese owners which purchased it at a fire sale value have looked this horse in the mouth and found some QC concerns. 23 more words

A Lot More Than Jet-skis…Polaris Three-wheeler “Slingshot” (five Photographs) by Auto Blog Via

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Far more than jet-skis…Polaris three-wheeler “Slingshot” (5 Photos)
Author: Rick | July 28, 2014 | In: Large-Res, Motorcycle

Content 4th with the Judge (44 HQ Pictures) 34 more words

One Particular A Lot More Chicken by Garden Designy

One More Chicken
July 29th, 2014
I’ve been collecting minor statues to hide about the backyard for very a while. I have a number of cats, a face and now I just acquired this sweet minor chicken. 37 more words