Emancipation Comes to West Virginia
The Emancipation Proclamation exempted border states from the demand to free enslaved people. But what about West Virginia, which wasn’t yet a state?
Why There’s A West Virginia
West Virginia declared its independence from the secessionist state of Virginia in the middle of the Civil War and became the 35th state.
The Quirks of Pronunciation: Why Some People Say “Banana” and Others Say “Bananal”
I say "Harvard" and you say "Hahvahd"