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America’s First Female Detective

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We have featured many ground-breaking women on History Imagined. Their achievements against all odds are something to applaud and emulate. However, there is an often overlooked fact with regard to these women, especially… Continue reading

A Lost Art Form

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Unless you’re a baby boomer or a vintage car enthusiast, you won’t even realize one of the most whimsical and beautiful artistic endeavors has died a quiet death. Today’s automobiles only have a… Continue reading

National Johnny Appleseed Day

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Despite what Disney would have you believe, Johnny Appleseed was not a fictious character. He was, in fact, a real person, and his foresight in planting apple trees throughout what at one time… Continue reading

African Americans in the Revolutionary War

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Because I’ve spent much of the last two years researching the Revolutionary War in America for my Revolutionary Women series, I decided to take a look during Black History Month at the participation… Continue reading

Intrepid Woman of the Klondike

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   In 1976 during the nation’s bicentennial, President Gerald Ford signed a declaration recognizing February as Black History Month in the United States. In doing so, he urged all Americans to “seize the opportunity… Continue reading

Revolutionary Men–John Laurens

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I recently read an editorial in my local newspaper about the current state of the pandemic in America, and the writer cautioned us not to become the John Laurens of the pandemic. So,… Continue reading

Revolutionary Men–Benjamin Edes

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Perhaps it’s my journalism background that’s behind my affinity for the role newspapers have placed since our country began in acting as the mouthpiece for the people. To me, there’s no better smell… Continue reading

Pirates and Petticoats of the Carolina Shores

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Becky and Linda are delighted to welcome Chloe Flowers to History Imagined. Guest authors appear on this site by invitation. Since today is Halloween, we invited Chloe to talk about a subject dear… Continue reading

Revolutionary Men

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Samuel Adams, More Than a Beer When I first began my series about the Revolutionary War, I knew the war would not be simply a backdrop for my stories, but rather an integral… Continue reading

Revolutionary Women, Part 3

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In the late 1770s and early 1780s, the Revolutionary War battlefields moved from the northeastern states, and the staging ground moved south. Daniel Morgan had worked with George Washington in a number of… Continue reading