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The Molineux Rule: Getting Away with Murder

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Roland Burnham Molineux by all appearances had everything a young man of the Gilded Age could desire. He was handsome, well built, wealthy, and socially prominent. He came from an old, distinguished New… Continue reading

Inventing Christmas

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Before the 19th century, Americans had no unified vision of how Christmas should be celebrated or even if it should be celebrated at all. Communities may or may not have had their own… 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

Biting Wit in the Gilded Age

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I have always suffered serious art envy. I would love to be able to put ideas on paper or canvas, but alas I do not have the artistic talent. It is especially frustrating… 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

A Woman Scorned: a Gilded Age #MeToo Tale

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In an era riddled with scandals both personal and public, the one involving a US Congressman stands out for the sheer boldness of one of its participants. Long before the present #MeToo movement,… 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

Murder in the Time of Robber Barons: the Goddess, the Architect, and the Millionaire, Part II

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In my last post, we left Evelyn Nesbit at the peak of her career as a model, showgirl, and sex symbol of the new century. Though her virtue had been stolen through trickery… 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

Murder in the Time of Robber Barons: the Goddess, the Architect, and the Millionaire, Part I

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No review of Gilded Age crime would be complete without a look at the Crime of the Century as it was called. The 2oth Century  was only 11 1/2 months old when a… Continue reading