Tag Archives: American History

His Final Battle (Review)

Franklin Delano Roosevelt has been called the greatest President of the 20th Century. People of differing political preferences may disagree or agree with that assessment.  However, the fact remains that the 32nd President of the United States of America was … Continue reading

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National Log Cabin Day

Log cabins have long been a symbol of American frontier spirit.  They have also been a part of politics in this country. Seven early Presidents were born in log cabins. The humble structures have also been used in partisan politics, … Continue reading

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The Half Has Never Been Told (Review)

I’m reluctant to use the phrase, “paradigm shift” in my conversations and writings because it has been so frequently misused and overused.  Paradigm shift is, however, a good description of how my view of slavery changed focus after reading a … Continue reading

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West Of The Revolution (Review)

Last summer I came across a couple of publicity snippits for Claudio Saunt’s latest book West of the Revolution–An Uncommon History of 1776.  I added the title to my must read list.  Evidently, other readers had the same reaction, because … Continue reading

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German American Day

My brother and I used to inform new acquaintances that we are Swedo-German-Americans. This was in response to other neighborhood kids who bragged about their own ancestry in similar terms. Mark even followed my example of learning to speak German. It was during my … Continue reading

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Jefferson Davis Is Captured

American history students may remember that on April 9, 1865, that Confederate General Robert E. Lee surrendered his troops to General Ulysses S. Grant at Appromattox, Virginia, to effectively end the American Civil War.  This is usually thought of as … Continue reading

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Vermont Day

One of the disappointments of my youth is that our family never visited Vermont.  We got as close as northern New York State, but not into the rest of New England proper.  I was interested in the Green Mountain State … Continue reading

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