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Diary Entry #2: Barack Obama Inaugural 2009

January 22nd, 2009   Wednesday

We have a new president. The very first African American president Barack Obama. It was Tuesday, not today but history. I watched my very first inaugural.

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Blog Posts

Slaves… Not Even Promises

Back in 1724, in an attempt to “regulate” relationships between slaves and colonists, Louisiana enacted new rules. These rules were based on those created about forty years earlier for French Caribbean slaves. 114 more words

African American History

Geographic Mobility and State Allegiance in the Nineteenth Century

I am currently working my way through The Way We Never Were: American Families and the Nostalgia Trap by historian Stephanie Coontz. It’s a very provocative book that challenges a lot of our preconceived notions about family structures in U.S. 1,034 more words


Book review: The Untold History of the United States, Young Readers Edition, 1898-1945, Volume 1, by Oliver Stone & Peter Kuznick, adapted by Susan Campbell Bartoletti

Stone, Oliver & Kuznick, Peter. The Untold History of the United States, Young Readers Edition, 1898-1945, Volume 1. Adapted by Susan Campbell Bartoletti. $19.99. ISBN 9781481421737. 150 more words

Book Reviews

Salem Witch Trials

Big Story announced that the sight of the Salem witch trial hangings has been found. It’s a random piece of American history but still interesting none the less. 79 more words


The Civil War as a Settler-Colonial Revolution

By Kevin M. Gannon

Since Charles and Mary Beard dubbed it “the Second American Revolution,” the Civil War has occupied pride of place as the pivot point in the traditional narrative of U.S. 1,391 more words