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Revolutionary Women

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It’s hard to believe, especially in today’s social environment, how stringent women’s lives were only a handful of years ago in America. This is an especially difficult road to navigate when writing historical… Continue reading

Tracking Our Ancestors

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By now, most everyone has at least heard of the various internet sites that can help you track your genealogy. Ancestry.com and 23andMe are two of the best. Ancestry.com joined forces in 2013… Continue reading

Simple Acts of Kindness

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In these scary times we’re all living through, I find myself searching the newspapers and airwaves for some feel-good stories. I am fortunate enough to live in a small town where neighbors know… Continue reading

The Polio Field Trials

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It may seem as if we’re living in uncharted times, but COVID-19 is only the most recent pandemic to roll across the country with no regard to state lines, age, race, or gender.… Continue reading

Virgin Soil Epidemics

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Although it seems as if we are living through uncharted times, epidemics are not something new in this world. Throughout history, as travel to other countries became the norm, diseases were spread from… Continue reading

Secret Agents in Hoop Skirts

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This post originally appeared in September, 2017, and has been updated.  As March is Women’s History Month, it’s a perfect time to revisit the role so many women played in the Civil War.… Continue reading

Katherine Johnson’s Remarkable Life

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As this year’s celebration of Black History Month comes to a close, it’s only fitting we at History Imagined commemorate the life of a true member of Black History. Katherine Johnson died this… Continue reading

The Greensboro Sit-In & Black Wall Street

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This week marks the 60th anniversary of a significant event in the Civil Rights Movement—The Greensboro Sit-In. As a transplant to North Carolina, I am grateful that outright segregation is a thing of… Continue reading

The Revolutionary War and the Quakers

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As I rub imaginary elbows with the men and women who fought the Revolutionary War, I am constantly amazed at the variety of people who joined in the conflict. They were ordinary every-day… Continue reading

History of Christmas Postcards

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When I sat down last week to take care of the most time-consuming and expensive of all my Christmas projects–that of preparing Christmas cards–I wondered how this dying art form got its start.… Continue reading