It was after I finished the Belfast marathon in May 1986, that I learned of the McArthur Dervock marathon, to be held two months later.  I had never heard of McArthur and I had never been to Dervock, despite having grown up within 15 km.  563 more words


Treaty of Paris (1898)


Today marks the 119th anniversary of the controversial Treaty of Paris of 1898. Controversial, because it involved the alleged “sale” of our country to the United States of América by Spain. 2,928 more words

Filipino History

POTUS: William McKinley -- The Napoleon of Protection

“Our differences are policies; our agreements, principles.”

-William McKinley, Speech in Des Moines, Iowa, 1901

Political Parties

October 29, 1901: Leon Czolgosz Executed

The late 19th century witnessed a wave of anarchist assassinations and attempted assassinations as the turbulent 19th century waned into an even more turbulent 20th century. 909 more words

Battlefield Markers & Monuments: McKinley's Monument

We invite you to explore an article from the Emerging Civil War Archives. Chris Kolakowski shared his thoughts about the McKinley Monument at Antietam National Battlefield in 2014. 7 more words

Battlefields & Historic Places

Stamp Geek Strikes Again

I love and adore postcards, and I also must admit, I’m a stamp geek. I know stamps aren’t exactly art, but in my mind they have a unique category in art (also in history) all their own. 243 more words


My Review of Robert W Merry's President McKinley: The Art of Stealthy Leadership

Robert W Merry has done justice to the 25th President of the United States with his new work President McKinley: The Art of Stealthy Leadership  388 more words

Book Reviews