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Book Talk: A Tyranny of Petticoats edited by Jessica Spotswood

I ♥ Historical Fiction

Enjoy this video book talk on an anthology of historical fiction! Or, read the transcript below:

Think fast! Short stories from fifteen authors fill this book with brave teenage girls – girls who sink pirate ships, survive attacks, operate saloons, tell fortunes, consider proposals, catch spies, rob banks, leave home, and hop trains. 62 more words

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Review of "Kennedy" by Theodore C. Sorensen

Theodore Sorensen’s “Kennedy” was published in 1965, little more than a year after JFK’s assassination. Sorensen served as chief legislative aide to Senator Kennedy and as Special Counsel, adviser and speechwriter to President Kennedy. 521 more words



I have written a number of times on the USA hockey “Miracle On Ice” in 1980- the greatest sporting event I have ever seen. Not only their beating the mighty Soviet team but winning the gold medal at the Lake Placid games. 345 more words


White supremacy is a global export of the Confederate South

On Friday, the city of New Orleans dismantled a statue of Gen. Robert E. Lee—a symbol of the Confederacy that had loomed over the city since 1884, and a direct link to the South’s dark past. 863 more words

Shakers and Herbs Part 3 -Marketing and Sales

Although Waterlviet (just outside of Albany) was the Shakers’ first home, the herb business there began after the business in New Lebanon, New York – now known as Mount Lebanon.  400 more words

Wish-List 5: Early American Literature

American History and Literature is of great importance to me. Right now I’m in the middle of studying extensively the War Between the States but often times in my research I need to go back further than that. 1,233 more words

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The battle of Antietam on September 17, 1862 was the bloodiest day in American history. The final tally was 22, 717 dead, wounded and missing. One of the bloodiest portions of the battlefield was at this sunken road where fighting took place from 9:30am until 1 pm.   17 more words