Category Archive: Becky Lower

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

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

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

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

The First Thanksgiving

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As the days grow shorter and colder and the leaves fall from the trees, it’s time to celebrate the holidays. Thanksgiving has always been my family’s favorite holiday, beating out Christmas by a… Continue reading

The Yellow Slave Trade

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Recently, a human trafficking operation was exposed in Florida, in which young Chinese girls were imported under the guise of finding legitimate employment and then made to perform sexual acts from the cover… 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