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Remembering Pearl Harbor

While not glamorous like Waikiki, or awe-inspiring like North Shore, I feel it is the duty of every American visiting Oahu to spend a few hours at Pearl Harbor in honor of those who lost their lives there that fateful day in December of 1941. 687 more words

Travel

History through Photos – #TBT | I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream

In 1984, President Ronald Reagan officially proclaimed July as National Ice Cream Month and the third Sunday of the month as National Ice Cream Day. 783 more words

United States History

Out in the Union: An Interview with Miriam Frank

Interview by Katherine Turk

Out in the Union (Temple University Press, 2014) by Miriam Frank tells the continuous story of queer American workers from the mid-1960s through 2013. 2,871 more words

History Of Sexuality

The Civil War of 2015 - Part II: The Battle Over Monuments

He has loosed the fateful lightning of his terrible swift sword;

His truth is marching on.

—Battle Hymn of the Republic

In the three weeks that led to South Carolina’s historic decision to remove the Confederate flag from the State House grounds, no…

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Essay

The Sacred Precincts of Marital Bedrooms: Religion and the Making of Griswold

In our final installment of Notches’ series commemorating the fiftieth anniversary of the 1965 Griswold v. Connecticut decision, Heather Munro Prescott invites us to reconsider the significance of…

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History Of Sexuality

What Will You Do If . . . ?

One of my favorite poets, Dennis O’Brien, from Australia, just keeps writing limericks that shine a bright light on so much of what is going wrong in our world right now and how vital it is that we look the truth in the eye and start dealing with it. 211 more words

Exit 62. Happy 239th birthday, United States of America.

Yesterday, July 4, was Independence Day here in the United States of America.  The British began settling the Atlantic coast of what is now the USA in the 1600s and 1700s.  1,001 more words