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History of American Crime: Coming to America

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The United States is truly a nation of immigrants. To live in the New World is to ultimately have arrived from another shore. Geneticists and other scientists studying the human genome have shown… Continue reading

History of American Crime: Mafia Origins

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The American and Italian Mafia organizations may be separate entities today, but they share common roots planted deeply in the soil of southern Italy. It is their Sicilian roots that are the subject… Continue reading

History of American Crime: Getting Organized

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Director Martin Scorsese’s 2002 blockbuster film, Gangs of New York, introduced viewers to a bit of history that does not get much space in school textbooks. If organized crime and gangs get any mention… Continue reading

History of American Crime: Murder and the Public in the 19th Century

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From the truly heinous to the seriously ridiculous, antisocial human activity has been codified in the New World since colonial times. And as human nature has not changed all that much since Cain… Continue reading

Party with Your Boots On!!

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  I am going to break into my series on American crime to share a taste of true Texas heritage and tradition. As the saying goes, I was not born in Texas, but I got… Continue reading

History of American Crime: the Colonial Period

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Today marks the start of a new series for me here on History Imagined. As some of you may be aware, my first published novel, Al Capone at the Blanche Hotel, features history… Continue reading

America’s First State Chartered University

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In 1784, the former thirteen British colonies, now American states, were still reveling in the wonder of having defeated the most powerful military and naval force in the world less than a year… Continue reading

The World’s First Women’s College

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As an author of historical fiction, it is a good thing I enjoy research, which sometimes takes almost as much time as the actual writing of the novel. I am presently in full… Continue reading

From Our Homes to Yours

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The History Imagined team wishes you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!! May the remainder of 2017 and all of 2018 treat you graciously, kindly, and bless you with prosperity!!… Continue reading

Christmas WITHOUT Snow

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Christmas in my south Georgia and north Florida hometowns, like the rest of the deep South, is rarely white. The cold stuff, when it deigns to make an appearance, often arrives as sleet.… Continue reading