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America’s Revolutionary War

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I don’t know if it’s America’s fascination with the Broadway musical “Hamilton” or if it’s a wish to get back to our roots, but lately a lot has been discussed about the Revolutionary… Continue reading

Rosie the Riveter

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As this week marks the 75th anniversary of Rosie the Riveter, the iconic symbol of women filling in for men at industrial job sites while they were fighting an overseas war, it’s a good… Continue reading

Bonnie and Clyde–Just A Fun-Loving Pair

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Next week marks the anniversary of the death of the infamous and colorful gangster duo of Bonnie and Clyde. But in order to truly appreciate this pair and the lives they led, you… Continue reading

Emily Geiger, South Carolina’s Revolutionary War Heroine

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  In 1781, the British invaded the Carolinas. Generals Nathanael Greene, Thomas Sumter, Henry “Light Horse Harry” Lee and Francis Marion, who later became known as The Swamp Fox were charged with the… Continue reading

The Southern Colonies

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When Americans think about the Revolutionary War, which gave this country freedom from British rule, certain iconic images come to mind. The Boston Tea Party, for example, or Paul Revere’s ride. The battle… Continue reading

President’s Day

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American celebrated President’s Day this past week, as we have every third Monday in February since 1968, when Congress passed the Uniform Monday Holiday Act, to enable Americans a host of three-day weekends.… Continue reading

The Big Chill

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While most of North America is locked in winter’s grip, with temperatures at record lows for days on end, it’s time to consider what these conditions would be like without the benefits of… Continue reading

The Powder Monkey

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While romance readers love stories about the goings-on of the aristocrats of the British Empire, it should be noted that the aristocracy comprised only about 15% of the total population. While industry was… Continue reading

The First Christmas Card

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Love them or hate them, it’s time to send and receive Christmas cards. Which makes me wonder–how did this practice ever come about anyway? The postal service was not used by ordinary folks… Continue reading

The Year Of The STEM Candidate

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A total of 24 men and women with backgrounds in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics ran for Congress this year in the United States mid-term elections, of which an unparalleled seven women won… Continue reading