Civil Rights March on Washington, D.C. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Mathew Ahmann in a crowd.
American History

Martin Luther King, Jr.— American Prophet

January 16, 2017

By Allen C. Guelzo, PhD, Gettysburg College Martin Luther King, Jr.’s success stemmed from formidable oratory skills sharpened at the pulpit coupled with an intellectual […]

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American History

Remember the Alamo

January 8, 2017

By Allen C. Guelzo,PhD, Gettysburg College As Americans swarmed into the territories of the Louisiana Purchase, they triggered a major conflict with Mexico over American […]

Al Capone in Miami, Florida (Image: By Miami Police Department - http://getcapone.com/gallery.html/Public Domain)
American History

Al Capone: Lord of The Chicago Underworld

January 4, 2017

Throughout American history, the names of certain criminals have taken on romantic associations. Al Capone is a case in point. Capone, who was born in 1899 and lived until 1947, became the leading organized crime figure in Chicago during the 1920s, when the unpopular Prohibition Amendment to the Constitution tempted thousands of citizens to cooperate with criminals to procure alcohol. […]

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