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The American Revolution and Genealogy Research

The history of loyalists and rebels in the American Revolution and genealogy research.

That Flag Again: The Meanings of the Confederate Flag and Iconography

Different interpretations of confederate flag and confederate battle iconography.

Andrew Jackson’s Duels

Andrew Jackson had a predilection for old-fashioned fights of honor.

Texas Slaves and the Mexican Border

How the nearness of the Mexican border influenced freed slaves in the state of Texas.

Ota Benga and the Living Ethnographic Exhibit

In the book Spectacle: The Astonishing Life of Ota Benga, Pamela Newkirk tells a tale that is more than astonishing.
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The Deaths of Bonnie and Clyde

Bonnie and Clyde went to their deaths on May 23, 1934

A Plan to Get the Poor to Eat Healthy Food—in the 1890s

Early efforts to get Americans to eat healthy food started with targeting poor citizens.

James Truslow Adams: Dreaming up the American Dream

Background on James Truslow Adams, who coined the phrase The American Dream.

Wall Street’s Slave Market

New York City will unveil a plaque today marking the location of the city's slave market at Wall Street.

Revising Dust Bowl Myths

Charles J. Shindo attempts to revise common myths about the "Dust Bowl"