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30th-31st August 1849

Mary Brewster, THURSDAY 30th : “Strong gales from West and rugged. Made East Cape at 3 AM. Had snow squalls with thick weather — most of the morning. 238 more words

Whaling Wives

Californication: Race, Ethnicity, and Unity in Twentieth Century California

In the weeks following the 2012 presidential election, the media greeted Barack Obama’s victory with a slew of articles focusing on the apparent coalition that formed around the President’s reelection campaign.  4,295 more words


sandvick reblogged this on DailyHistory.org and commented:

As we approach the 2014 election, this Sunday "Blog" from the Past is becoming increasingly relevant. Ryan Reft at Tropics of Meta wrote about the historic fragility of multiethnic political coalitions. Barack Obama depended on a coalition of Asian, Latino, and Black Americans to get re-elected in 2012. Democrats will again rely of this coalition to avoid losing the Senate this November. Reft asked in this post whether this coalition can last.

Agust 29, 1849

Mary Brewster, WEDNESDAY AUGUST 29th : “At 12, wind moderated, got the ship fixed so she would lay better. Sea continued short and bad. 6 AM wind hauled and continued to blow from SW to W. 42 more words

Whaling Wives

End of French influence in Vietnam

On September 2, 1945, , communist leader Ho Chi Minh proclaimed the independent Democratic Republic of Vietnam, hoping to prevent the French from reclaiming their former colonial possession. 297 more words


US History Chapter 8 Worksheet

Chapter 8 Worksheet

US History students:  Please click the link ABOVE to download the Chapter 8 Guided Reading worksheet.  The Chapter 8 test is tentatively scheduled for Friday, September 12th.   6 more words

US History

THURSDAY: WORLD WAR I, part 4, WITH BARRY JACOBSEN, military historian.

THURSDAY: WORLD WAR I, part 4, WITH BARRY JACOBSEN, military historian….Listen in now at http://t.co/siIUDLTn6m. #BlogTalkRadio

— Silvio Canto, Jr. (@SCantojr) August 29, 2014

US Politics

Let Freedom Ring! -- MLK 8/28/63

On August 28, 1963 more than 2,000 buses, 21 special trains, 10 chartered airliners, and uncounted cars converged on Washington. All regularly scheduled planes, trains, and buses were also filled to capacity. 2,470 more words