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Review: The Mapmaker's Children

The Mapmaker’s Children by Sarah McCoy

Crown, 2015.  Hardcover, 320 pages.

This spellbinding and emotionally charged novel follows two timelines with a connection not discovered until the end.  697 more words

Librarians

"The Killing Of America": This Country Was Born In The Fires Of Violence, And Will Die In The Flames Of Viciousness

Our country is dying on the streets of Baltimore.

I have argued before that we will never have racial reconciliation in this country, so long as some whites embrace the “They had it coming!” argument to justify police violence against people of color. 408 more words

Racism

Military Theory and the U.S. Civil War (Part 2): The Union

First, let’s look at the evidence as it relates to the Union to determine whether there was any adherence to a guiding military theory, Jominian or otherwise. 2,383 more words

Military History

MAY 4: An American Day of Boldness and Activism - Part 4 Kent State Massacre

MAY 4: An American Day of Boldness and Activism

Part 4 Kent State Massacre

Like the Boston Massacre almost exactly two hundred years before (March 5, 1770), which it resembled, it was called a massacre not for the number of its victims but for the wanton manner in which they were shot down.

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American History

MAY 4: An American Day of Boldness and Activism - Part 3 Freedom Riders

On May 4, 1961, a group of 13 civil rights activists – that included black and white and Christians and Jews – launched the Freedom Rides from Washington, D.C.   152 more words

American Heroes

MAY 4: An American Day of Boldness and Activism - Part 2 Haymarket Sq. Massacre

MAY 4: AN AMERICAN DAY OF BOLDNESS AND ACTIVISM

PART 2 HAYMARKET SQUARE MASSACRE

No single event has influenced the history of labor in Illinois, the United States, and even the world, more than the Chicago Haymarket Affair.

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American History

May 4: An American Day of Boldness and Activism - Pt 1 Rhode Island Independence Day

May 4 is a significant day in American history that involves several events all triggered to efforts to change the status quo.

This includes:

  • The colony of Rhode Island declaring independence from England a full two-months before the rest of the colonies would do so;
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American History