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  • Bells to ring marking end of Civil War

    04/09/2015 9:55:17 AM PDT · by smokingfrog · 35 replies
    News Advance ^ | 4-8-15 | staff report
    Bells will ring across the country and in Lynchburg on Thursday to mark the 150th anniversary of Gen. Robert E. Lee’s surrender to Gen. Ulysses S. Grant in Appomattox, the symbolic end of four years of bloodshed. A historic bell will be rung at Appomattox Court House National Historical Park at 3 p.m., the time the surrender occurred. People at historic sites, schools, parks, government buildings and within communities throughout Lynchburg and the country will join in at 3:15 p.m., ringing bells for four continuous minutes, representing the four years of fighting.
  • The End of History, Part II [AP US History distortions]

    04/04/2015 8:52:50 AM PDT · by DeweyCA · 8 replies
    WSJ ^ | 4-1-15 | Lynne Cheney
    (Snip) The framework requires that all questions take up sweeping issues, such as “group identity,” which leaves little place for transcendent individuals. Men and women who were once studied as inspirational figures have become examples of trends, and usually not uplifting ones. The immigrant story that the exam tells is of oppressed people escaping to America only to find more oppression. That many came seeking the Promised Land—and found it here—is no longer part of the narrative. (Snip)
  • Hell-bent on Rewriting America's past

    10/09/2014 2:30:25 PM PDT · by right-wing agnostic · 3 replies
    American Thinker ^ | October 9, 2014 | Dean Kalahar
    There has been a lot of consternation that Common Core and new Advanced Placement United States History (APUSH) standards eviscerate the understanding of our exceptional history. Most concerning is the anti-historical emphasis on social justice, globalism, environmentalism, race, class, and gender victimhood that undermines Western ideals, the Constitution, capitalism, and American culture. Up to this point, definitive proof the new “standards” were deleterious was anecdotal. But facts now show not only intent, but a vision and mission that bring schools face to face with forces bent on instilling a false shame Americas past for the purpose of establishing a global...
  • When Christmas was illegal: the Holy War against Christmas in North America (Calvinism)

    12/22/2010 9:01:56 PM PST · by narses · 58 replies · 2+ views
    Examiner ^ | December 8th, 2010 5:17 pm ET | Charlie Rosenberg
    Few people engaged in the "War on Christmas" are aware that at one time it was a crime in Massachusetts to celebrate Christmas. Oh sure, some will say, count on liberal Massachusetts to pass a law against Christmas. But it was Calvinist Massachusetts, in the days of the Plymouth and Massachusetts Bay colonies, the Pilgrims and Puritans, that established penalties for the observance of Christmas Day "by abstinence from labor, feasting, or any other way." The noisiest opposition to public celebration of Christmas today comes from professed agnostics and atheists, particularly those seeking "freedom from religion." But there are still...
  • Limbaugh Children's Book Highlights Importance of God, Private Property, and U.S. History

    12/02/2013 5:54:13 AM PST · by PROCON · 8 replies ^ | Dec. 1, 2013 | AWR Hawkins
    Rush Limbaugh's most recent book Rush Revere and the Brave Pilgrims is not political like his earlier endeavors. Rather, it is an attempt to shine a light on what at times appears to be the long lost history of America's founding—including the roles God and private private property played in that founding. In Rush Revere, Limbaugh takes on the role of a history teacher who is able to travel through time to various events during the Pilgrims' passage to the New World. To bring history to life for his students, he takes two of them—Tommy and a quiet but strong...
  • President Obama’s Historic Gettysburg Slight (An incomprehensible snub.)

    11/19/2013 3:04:28 PM PST · by Kaslin · 37 replies
    PJ Media ^ | November 19, 2013 | Rick Moran
    On the surface, President Obama’s refusal to speak today at the ceremony commemorating the 150th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address is nearly incomprehensible. This is especially true given Mr. Obama’s acknowledged talent as a public speaker. There is also the widely held belief that he is in love with the sound of his own voice and passing up a golden opportunity to make his mark on history by walking in the footsteps of Lincoln is out of character for him. To compound the mystery is the way the snub was delivered. Rather than make the announcement of his decision...
  • Preservation group identifies 15 soldiers at NY Revolutionary War site

    11/14/2013 4:23:57 PM PST · by Pharmboy · 6 replies
    AP via Fox News ^ | 11/12/13 | Anon
    RICHMOND, VA. – A group working to preserve a New York military cemetery from the Revolutionary War says it has identified 15 soldiers from Virginia believed to be buried there. The Friends of the Fishkill Supply Depot has pored over old muster rolls, military correspondence, private letters, physicians’ journals and other documents to identify soldiers buried in unmarked graves on privately owned land in New York’s Hudson Valley. So far, they’ve been able to identify 84 listed in the records as having died at Fishkill. The group announced the new identifications on Monday, including the soldiers from Virginia who died...
  • Advanced Placement U. S. History textbook has re-written the 2nd Amendment

    09/18/2013 11:01:33 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 8 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 9/18/13 | Doug Book
    An Advanced Placement history textbook used at Guyer High School in Denton, Texas has a brand new 2nd Amendment for students to absorb. Apparently the Founders were all wrong in the edition they added to the Bill of Rights. Actual 2nd Amendment: “A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed." Textbook version: “The people have a right to keep and bear...
  • 1913 Gettysburg Reunion of Blue and Gray

    06/28/2013 3:59:00 PM PDT · by BigReb555 · 6 replies
    Canda Free Press ^ | June 28, 2013 | Calvin E. Johnson, Jr.
    President Woodrow Wilson, a son of Virginia, summarized the spirit of this historic event with his July 4, 1913 Gettysburg Reunion Address by saying: quote "We have found one another again as brothers and comrades in arms, enemies no longer, generous friends rather, our battles long past, the quarrel forgotten—except that we shall not forget the splendid valor.” unquote
  • Gettysburg: A New Birth of Freedom (150th anniversary of the Battle)

    06/28/2013 2:45:29 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 4 replies ^ | June 25, 2013 | History Channel
    HISTORY® is partnering with the Gettysburg Foundation and the National Park Service to bring you Gettysburg: A New Birth of Freedom. Tune in live on Sunday, June 30 at 8pm ET [7pm CT, 6pm MT, 5pm PT] for music by the United States Military Academy Orchestra, a performance of the national anthem by country music artist Trace Adkins ...
  • Starving Settlers in Jamestown Colony Resorted to Cannibalism

    05/02/2013 3:41:19 AM PDT · by kimtom · 31 replies ^ | May 01, 2013 | Joseph Stromberg
    The harsh winter of 1609 in Virginia’s Jamestown Colony forced residents to do the unthinkable. A recent excavation at the historic site discovered the carcasses of dogs, cats and horses consumed during the season commonly called the “Starving Time.” But a few other newly discovered bones in particular, though, tell a far more gruesome story: the dismemberment and cannibalization of a 14-year-old English girl. “The chops to the forehead are very tentative, very incomplete,” says Douglas Owsley, the Smithsonian forensic anthropologist who analyzed the bones after they were found by archaeologists from Preservation Virginia. “Then, the body was turned over,...
  • Take The Vice Presidential Trivia Quiz

    09/09/2012 1:48:17 AM PDT · by CaroleL · 11 replies ^ | 09/09/12 | CaroleL
    They were just a heartbeat away from the presidency but how much do we really know about America’s Vice Presidents? Test your knowledge of some of the men that held that much maligned office and their roles in the nation’s history. Take the Quiz
  • What would be some good online (non-revisionist) U.S. History sources? (VANITY)

    07/29/2012 6:33:45 PM PDT · by Windcatcher · 60 replies
    Me | July 29, 2012 | Windcatcher
    Someone I know is going to be working as a teacher's assistant in a high-school U.S. History class. She is wondering if there are some good online sources that she can use that haven't been twisted by people with a leftist agenda. Would anyone be able to point me to some?
  • 351-year-old will sparks bitter dispute in Mass.

    02/25/2012 12:31:00 PM PST · by newzjunkey · 10 replies
    AP ^ | Feb 24, 2012 | RODRIQUE NGOWI
    BOSTON (AP) — With only eight days to live, a wealthy, ailing Massachusetts merchant wrote in his will 351 years ago that he was leaving a spectacular 35-acre seafront property for the benefit of public school children, decreeing the land should never be sold or wasted. The dying wish of William Payne, one of the state's earliest settlers, created the nation's oldest charitable trust and eventually led tenants to build 167 cottages — most of them used by summer vacationers — on the land he left for the seaside city of Ipswich. The rent money has generated some $2.4 million...
  • A Pastor for All People: The Prophetic Life and Legacy of Fr. Augustine Tolton

    01/16/2012 3:52:13 PM PST · by Salvation · 11 replies ^ | January 2012 | Jill A. Boughton
    A Pastor for All People The Prophetic Life and Legacy of Fr. Augustine Tolton By: Jill A. Boughton If Fr. Augustine Tolton had restricted his ministry to other African-Americans, he might have provoked less opposition. But when white people sought him out, a jealous local pastor demanded that he send them back to their home parishes. Puzzled but smiling, Fr. Tolton responded, “Why, Father, we open the doors to the church. We do not tell people to go out, we tell them to go into the church.” Born into slavery and ordained just twenty-one years after the end of...
  • Expedition to Reveal Sunken Civil War Ships' Secrets

    06/30/2011 8:36:57 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 5 replies
    Live Science ^ | 29 June 2011 | Amazing Planet Staff
    Nearly 150 years after they sank to the bottom of a river in Virginia, two Civil War shipwrecks are getting some modern-day scrutiny. A mapping expedition set off this week to examine the shipwrecks in hopes of assessing their condition and producing detailed images of the sunken Civil War vessels — one Union and one Confederate — that may shed light on the technology used in America's bloodiest conflict. Using state-of-the-art sonar technology to acquire data, researchers with the U.S. Navy and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) will create 3-D maps of the two shipwrecks, the USS Cumberland...
  • EDITORIAL: The media ride of Sarah Palin--The left does not revere history

    06/07/2011 4:17:16 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 38 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | June 7, 2011 | Editorial
       Listen, my children, and you shall hearAbout a political dustup over Paul Revere,On the second of June in Twenty-eleven;Hardly a liberal now alive, by heaven,Won’t stop saying “Sarah Palin” with a sneer. Sarah Palin’s impromptu, slightly rambling statement about Paul Revere last week set off volleys of verbal musket fire from her many left-wing critics in the media. Touring Boston on Thursday, she gave a folksy account of Revere’s ride, saying he was one of the men who “warned the British that they weren’t gonna be takin’ away our arms, by ringin’ those bells and by makin’ sure that as...
  • Mexico finds possible US remains from 1846-48 war

    06/02/2011 11:51:08 PM PDT · by blueplum · 15 replies
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | 02 Jun 11 | Mark Stevenson/AP
    MEXICO CITY—Archaeologists said Thursday they have found 10 sets of skeletal remains that may belong to U.S. soldiers who died during a battle in the 1846-48 Mexican-American war. The government experts said the shape of the skulls and bone measurements suggest the skeletons belonged to Americans who were killed in the battle of Monterrey on Sept. 21-23, 1846. Archaeologist Araceli Rivera said the height of the skeletons—between 5 feet, 7 inches (175 centimeters) and 5 feet, 9 inches—and "Caucasian" skull features indicated they were Americans.
  • OK a historical question for the ages?

    04/18/2011 8:34:37 AM PDT · by US Navy Vet · 113 replies
    18 April 2011 | US Navy Vet
    What was(where) the causes of the "Civil" War?
  • Tina Brown: Obama Might Have 'Worst Inbox Of Any President In History'

    03/18/2011 5:56:58 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 66 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Poor baby . . . Barack Obama's complaints about the burdens of his office have found a sympathetic ear in the person of Tina Brown. The Newsweek/Daily Beast editor has claimed that PBO "does have the worst inbox of maybe any president in history." Brown made her history-defying declaration on today's Morning Joe. View video here.
  • Can You Name the Greatest President of the Past 100 Years? (Cato Inst. says it's Calvin Coolidge)

    10/19/2010 7:07:22 AM PDT · by WebFocus · 73 replies · 1+ views
    cato Institute ^ | 10/19/2010 | Daniel Mitchell
    It’s tempting to say that Ronald Reagan was the best U.S. president of the past century, and I’ve certainly demonstrated my man-crush on the Gipper. But there is some real competition. I had the pleasure yesterday of hearing Amity Shlaes of the Council on Foreign Relations make the case for Calvin Coolidge at the Mont Pelerin Society Meeting in Australia. I dug around online and found an article Amity wrote for Forbes that highlights some of the attributes of “Silent Cal” that she mentioned in her speech. As you can see, she makes a persuasive case. … the Coolidge style...
  • What's with conservatives' fetish for the Founding Fathers?

    05/11/2010 8:53:29 AM PDT · by pissant · 106 replies · 2,330+ views
    Salon ^ | 5/11/10 | Gabriel Winant
    It's pretty revealing that, when casting about for a plan to oppose Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan, the Republican National Committee decided to accuse her of not loving the Constitution enough. The item that the RNC thought was so dynamite? Kagan had quoted her mentor, Justice Thurgood Marshall, on the subject of the "defective" Constitution -- that is, the document that allowed slavery, denied women the vote, etc. Alex Pareene already took the RNC to the woodshed yesterday over this ridiculous argument. (Even in backtracking, the RNC seemed to dismiss, or not know about, Marshall's crucial role in overturning segregation,...
  • Jesse Lee Peterson Radio Show! Uniting the Races with Truth Instead of Dividing them with Lies!

    04/28/2010 6:24:37 PM PDT · by abigail2 · 38 replies · 439+ views
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  • Quarrel over cheap or sound money runs through U.S. history

    04/27/2010 10:28:55 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 20 replies · 346+ views
    San Antonio Express-News ^ | 04/25/2010 | T.R. Fehrenbach
    Benjamin Franklin justified the worthless Continental Currency by saying that the Revolutionary generation, the patriots who exchanged precious metal coins for paper or accepted it for goods and services — not all Americans did — had taxed themselves, incurring no debts for grandchildren. The states printed new bills of credit which were not much better but were bailed out by the new federal government after 1789. Utter disillusionment with paper money caused a ban on state bills of credit and a clause making only gold or silver legal tender to be written into the Constitution. Federal paper money came with...
  • Reparations for Slavery? The Bill Was Paid–in Blood

    04/24/2010 2:20:29 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 71 replies · 1,986+ views
    True/Slant ^ | April 24, 2010 | Jamie Malanowski
    In yesterday’s Times, the estimable scholar Henry Louis Gates Jr. had an odd op-ed article entitled “Ending the Slavery Blame Game. ” What made it odd was its construction. At the heart of the piece was Gates’ very interesting summary of recent scholarship about the complicity of African tribes in capturing African people and selling them to European and American slave traders. Sandwiching this summary, however, was Gates’ bid for op-ed relevance, which was his assertion that this fuller understanding of a broader criminal enterprise would give President Obama “a unique opportunity to reshape the debate over one of the...
  • Ending the Slavery Blame-Game (Obama Favors Reparations in Theory)

    04/23/2010 8:51:34 AM PDT · by C19fan · 47 replies · 906+ views
    New York Times ^ | April 23, 2010 | Henry Lousi Gates, Jr.
    THANKS to an unlikely confluence of history and genetics — the fact that he is African-American and president — Barack Obama has a unique opportunity to reshape the debate over one of the most contentious issues of America’s racial legacy: reparations, the idea that the descendants of American slaves should receive compensation for their ancestors’ unpaid labor and bondage. There are many thorny issues to resolve before we can arrive at a judicious (if symbolic) gesture to match such a sustained, heinous crime. Perhaps the most vexing is how to parcel out blame to those directly involved in the capture...
  • Settlers-vs.-Indians Board Game Rankles Tribes

    04/15/2010 11:32:00 AM PDT · by edpc · 25 replies · 891+ views
    AP via Yahoo News ^ | 15 April 2010 | Eric Tucker
    PROVIDENCE, R.I. – One player racks up points by defeating Native American tribal leaders, the other by snuffing out settlements of English colonists. Capture Boston or Plymouth Colony? Victory is yours. That's the gist of "King Philip's War," a board game based on a bloody and violent clash of the same name between colonists and Indian tribes in 17th-century New England, and developed by a company partly owned by former major league pitcher Curt Schilling.
  • God Bless Texas and the Texas Board of Education!!

    03/12/2010 9:09:52 AM PST · by Jim Robinson · 55 replies · 2,290+ views
    per Fox News Channel cable broadcast
    <p>Taking back our country, one state, one text book, twenty million young minds at a time!</p>
  • Texas educators take aim at ‘left-wing’ curriculum with opt-out plans

    03/12/2010 2:43:06 AM PST · by bruinbirdman · 23 replies · 1,083+ views
    The Times ^ | 3/12/2010 | Giles Whittell
    Country and western music, the leadership of the Confederate General Stonewall Jackson and the work of America’s most powerful gun lobby will all have to be taught in Texas schools if conservatives prevail at a highly charged meeting of the state’s board of education. A total of 48 of the 50 states have signed up to a plan being promoted by the White House for new, higher national educational standards but Texas and Alaska have opted out, in order to keep control of what is taught in their state-funded schools.The late Charlton Heston, a vociferous president of the National Rifle...
  • Our Educational System's Primary Failure

    03/01/2010 1:21:50 AM PST · by Daisyjane69 · 20 replies · 584+ views
    The Market Ticker ^ | 2/28/10 | Karl Denninger
    No, it's not that they don't teach history - even though the rendition of "history" given in government (and private) schools is questionable at best (how many, for example are taught the underlying truths of Thanksgiving, and how all the colonists almost died under a nearly-pure socialist structure?) No, it's not that many of our schools start kindergarten with an exercise in socialism, even though they do - by asking the parents to buy all manner of supplies which are then, either in whole or part, aggregated - that is, "from each according to his ability, to each according to...
  • How Christian Were the Founders?

    02/12/2010 10:01:44 AM PST · by Steelfish · 78 replies · 844+ views
    NYTimes ^ | February 12, 2010 | Russell Short
    How Christian Were the Founders? By RUSSELL SHORTO February 11, 2010 LAST MONTH, A WEEK before the Senate seat of the liberal icon Edward M. Kennedy fell into Republican hands, his legacy suffered another blow that was perhaps just as damaging, if less noticed. It happened during what has become an annual spectacle in the culture wars. Over two days, more than a hundred people — Christians, Jews, housewives, naval officers, professors; people outfitted in everything from business suits to military fatigues to turbans to baseball caps — streamed through the halls of the William B. Travis Building in Austin,...
  • North Carolina public schools to cut 400 years out of US History

    02/11/2010 11:41:12 AM PST · by csd · 30 replies · 1,680+ views
    Liberty and Pride ^ | February 11, 2010 | CSD
    The North Carolina public school system is planning on making a minor change to the US history curriculum that will be taught to high school students; and by minor change, I mean they are going to cut out 400 years of United States history.
  • Similarities Between Barack Obama and the tyrant King George III

    02/11/2010 9:51:08 AM PST · by csd · 4 replies · 433+ views
    Liberty and Pride ^ | February 11, 2010 | CSD
    King George III was the King of Great Britain during the time of the American Revolutionary War.   The tyrannies that King George III perpetrated over the American colonies are what ultimately led to The Declaration of Independence, the American Revolutionary War, and the formation of The United States of America.  In The Declaration of Independence Thomas Jefferson listed the tyrannies exercised by King George III over the American colonies.  We are now faced with an administration whose actions are very similar to those tyrannies listed by Thomas Jefferson.  I have made up a list of the similarities between the...
  • Toward a Usable Black History (Classic from 2001)

    02/09/2010 1:08:37 PM PST · by AreaMan · 4 replies · 436+ views
    John H. McWhorterToward a Usable Black History It will help black Americans to recall that they have a history that transcends victimization and exclusion. Summer 2001 You brought me here in CHAINS! You brought me here in CHAINS!" James Baldwin exclaimed to a white interviewer in the late 1960s, summing up the sense of our history that most blacks have. Yes, we pay lip service to our having "survived" in this country, but the image most resonant to us is being brought here packed in ships, treated like animals for 250 years, and pushed to the margins of society...
  • N.C High Schools to Remove Pre-1877 U.S. History?

    02/03/2010 7:09:53 PM PST · by phi11yguy19 · 121 replies · 5,390+ views ^ | February 3, 2010 | Molly Henneberg
    He may be the president who governed during the Civil War, freeing the slaves, but under a new curriculum proposal for North Carolina high schools, U.S. history would begin years after President Lincoln, with the presidency of Rutherford B. Hayes in 1877.
  • 2010 Congress Pastors' Briefing Overview

    01/18/2010 1:31:58 PM PST · by Iraqs Inconvenient Truth. · 3 replies · 290+ views ^ | January 18, 2010 | David Barton (
    For the past 6 years, WallBuilders has brought ministers from across the nation to Washington, D. C., for exclusive briefing sessions with some of the top Christian Senators and Representatives now serving in Congress. The Members brief pastors on a variety of issues related to Biblical values and share their hearts regarding their personal faith and its application in public office. Additionally, the Members impart practical information for pastors to carry home and implement in their communities and congregations. In conjunction with the Briefings, participants enjoy a private, evening Spiritual Heritage Tour of the United States Capitol with David...
  • This Day In History January 16,1776 John Hancock letter to George Washington

    01/16/2010 4:48:14 PM PST · by mdittmar · 12 replies · 398+ views
    various | January 16,2010 | John Hancock
    Jany. 16 [1776] Your letters of the 25 and 30 of December & 4th of January have been duly received and laid before Congress.By the enclosed resolutions you will perceive that the Congress, in providing for the defence of Canada, have directed that two batallions be formed out of the troops now serving there. This they did in testimony of their approbation of the services of those brave men, apprehending at the same time, that it would be agreeable both to the officers and men to have the honor of defending a country which their valour had rescued from slavery....
  • Howard Zinn's America

    12/18/2009 9:09:28 AM PST · by bs9021 · 5 replies · 403+ views
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | December 18, 2009 | Deborah Lambert
    Howard Zinn’s America Deborah Lambert, December 18, 2009 America-bashers are working overtime these days to divide our nation into enemy camps. One way to describe it is a war between the country that you and I love vs. Howard Zinn’s America. If you think that the 87-year-old Marxist professor/author of A People’s History of the United States is ready to shuffle off into the sunset, you would be wrong. In fact, Zinn is actively spearheading an effort to “change the way our pre-K through high school children learn American history,” according to Big Hollywood. His curriculum ideas focus on a...
  • Using Inflation to Erode the U.S. Public Debt

    12/07/2009 12:28:10 PM PST · by reaganaut1 · 11 replies · 846+ views
    National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) ^ | December 2009 | Joshua Aizenman and Nancy Marion
    As a share of GDP, the U.S. Federal debt held by the public exceeds 50 percent in FY2009, the highest debt ratio since 1955. Projections indicate the debt ratio may be in the 70-100 percent range within ten years. In many respects, the temptation to inflate away some of this debt burden is similar to that at the end of World War II. In 1946, the debt ratio was 108.6 percent. Inflation reduced this ratio about 40 percent within a decade. Yet there are some important differences –shorter debt maturities today reduce the temptation to inflate, while the larger share...
  • The Virginia Declaration of Rights - 1776 (a must-know for historical purposes)

    12/05/2009 8:51:04 AM PST · by Loud Mime · 47 replies · 1,183+ views
    Constitution Dot Org ^ | 1776 | James Mason
    Notice how this document bears similarities to our Declaration of Independence and Bill of Rights. A declaration of rights made by the representatives of the good people of Virginia, assembled in full and free convention; which rights do pertain to them and their posterity, as the basis and foundation of government. SECTION I. That all men are by nature equally free and independent and have certain inherent rights, of which, when they enter into a state of society, they cannot, by any compact, deprive or divest their posterity; namely, the enjoyment of life and liberty, with the means of acquiring...
  • Warren Harding and the Forgotten Depression of 1920 (Let's learn from history)

    11/30/2009 6:56:36 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies · 1,631+ views
    Campaign for Liberty ^ | 2009 | Thomas E. Woods Jr.
    It is a cliché that if we do not study the past we are condemned to repeat it. Almost equally certain, however, is that if there are lessons to be learned from an historical episode, the political class will draw all the wrong ones – and often deliberately so. Far from viewing the past as a potential source of wisdom and insight, political regimes have a habit of employing history as an ideological weapon, to be distorted and manipulated in the service of present-day ambitions. That’s what Winston Churchill meant when he described the history of the Soviet Union as...
  • History Lesson From the 'Twenties (how government policies caused the Great Depression)

    11/01/2009 3:52:19 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 6 replies · 697+ views
    Barron's ^ | November 2, 2009 | Thomas. G. Donlan
    ... The Great Depression was caused by misguided government policies adopted to avoid the "unsatisfactory conditions" signaled by the crash. The run-of-the-mill recession that ought to have followed the crash was magnified by the policies of the federal government during the administration of Herbert Hoover. In a paper for the National Bureau of Economic Research published last August, Lee E. Ohanian examines a continuing mistake during the Hoover administration that helped transform difficulty into calamity. An economics professor at UCLA, Ohanian has written numerous papers on the Depression. In one earlier paper, he pinned the persistence of high unemployment on...
  • (On this day in history) The Tornado and the Burning of Washington DC

    08/25/2009 11:30:49 AM PDT · by RDTF · 10 replies · 1,445+ views
    During the summer of 1814, British warships sailed into the Chesapeake Bay and headed towards Washington. The warships sailed up the Patuxent River and anchored at Benedict, Maryland on August 19, 1814. Over 4,500 British soldiers landed and marched towards Washington. The British mission was to capture Washington and seek revenge for the burning of their British Capitol in Canada, for which they held the United States responsible. A force of 7,000 Americans was hastily assembled near the Potomac River to defend Washington. During the afternoon of August 24, in 100°F heat, the two armies clashed. The British Army quickly...
  • A People’s History: The "Progressive" Version [The Alternative Secret History of the World]

    07/13/2009 10:55:32 AM PDT · by Tolik · 13 replies · 1,369+ views
    Pajamas Media & The Peoples Cube ^ | July 3, 2007 | Oleg Atbashian
    On the eve of the celebration of the birth of the United States, Oleg Atbashian looks at our history through the competing lenses of progressivism and progress. Refusing to get bogged down in the merits of relativity, he finds freedom where equality fears to tread. Excuse me while I question your patriotism, progressive comrades. The Fourth of July is coming and you will not be celebrating it — not with the same thoughts and emotions as the rest of your countrymen. If you have been undermining this country for most of the year, why should this day be different?A critical...
  • The TRUE Foundation of the United States

    07/05/2009 6:30:39 AM PDT · by spacejunkie01 · 8 replies · 770+ views
    Wallbuilders ^ | 7/5/09 | David Barton
    David Barton is the founder of Wallbuilders. He is a brilliant scholar on the true founding of the United States and how ingrained Christianity was in our founders. This is the best video I have EVER seen. He is so detailed and yet succinct, on how we were really founded and who's responsible. The level of black participation in our liberty is astounding and yet, you hear none of it. I speculate that the Al Sharpton's/Jesse Jackson's of this country do not want anyone to hear these truths because it could insite pride in the country from our black population....
  • Meet America’s first Muslim: It’s a real scream

    06/09/2009 2:51:43 PM PDT · by givemELL · 14 replies · 1,194+ views
    canadafreepress ^ | June 8, 2009 | Paul Williams
    Timothy Drew is not a subject of black history month. He has not been the subject of a PBS documentary nor a critical biography. Most history professors, even at prestigious black universities, know little about him. But few African American leaders have cast a larger shadow. Without Drew, there would be no black leaders such as Elijah Mohammed, Malcolm X, Mukasa Dada, Stokely Carmichael, H. Rap Brown, or Louis Farrakhan; no organizations such as the Black Power Movement, the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, the Death Angels, or the New Black Panthers; no rap and hip-hop artists such as Public Enemy,...
  • Clearing the air vs. splitting hairs and distorting Cold War history (Part 1)

    05/25/2009 4:55:42 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 15 replies · 546+ views
    RenewAmerica.Us ^ | 5/25/09 | Wes Vernon
    Clearing the air vs. splitting hairs and distorting Cold War history (Part 1) Alger Hiss and Harry Dexter whitewashed Since the downfall of the Soviet Union, volumes have been written about that late superpower's penetration of American Society and its institutions before and during the Cold War years. It can be said without credible contradiction that what we now know about Soviet spying and infiltration of the U.S. for seven decades vindicates the much-maligned anti-Communists (in and out of Congress) of that era. If anything, they didn't know the half of it. It was they who warned — often to...
  • The "greatest" -- and "worst" -- presidents Rethinking the presidential rating game

    05/11/2009 8:01:56 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 19 replies · 1,399+ views
    RenewAmerica.Us ^ | May 11, 2009 | Wes Vernon
    The trouble with many of the past ratings of America's presidents is that the "consensus" has been arrived at by academics who act alike, do alike, and think alike. In the view of many, they are suspect of viewing history exclusively through the prism of Ivy League faculty lounge discourse. Alvin Stephen Felzenberg (Ph.D.) — who has taken a fresh and comprehensive look at the nation's chief executives in his book The Leaders We Deserved (and a Few We Didn't): Rethinking the Presidential Rating Game — does not challenge the credentials of the conventional historians. Rather, as he explains in...
  • The Bible, Slavery, and America's Founders

    05/03/2009 2:21:37 PM PDT · by Conservative Coulter Fan · 30 replies · 1,822+ views
    WallBuilders ^ | Stephen McDowell
    America's Founding Fathers are seen by some people today as unjust and hypocrites, for while they talked of liberty and equality, they at the same time were enslaving hundreds of thousands of Africans. Some allege that the Founders bear most of the blame for the evils of slavery. Consequently, many today have little respect for the Founders and turn their ear from listening to anything they may have to say. And, in their view, to speak of America as founded as a Christian nation is unthinkable (for how could a Christian nation tolerate slavery?). It is certainly true that during...
  • We Shall Remain - PBS American Experience

    04/20/2009 9:09:34 AM PDT · by AuntB · 39 replies · 1,853+ views
    JesusWeptAnAmericanStory ^ | April 20, 2009 | AuntB
    Last Monday began the PBS Series, "WE SHALL REMAIN" with their first Episode "After The Mayflower". The ones that will get my attention begin next week, Monday April 20th, 2009, and especially the April 27th "Trail of Tears" episode which will feature "The Ridge", the Cherokee leader and his clan who I wrote about in "Jesus Wept" An American Story. It will be VERY interesting to see how PBS deals with this situation or if they will be overtaken with the usual political correctness and historical rumor. My story is taken from documented records as well as family letters saved...