American History

The Inauguration of Thomas Jefferson

January 20, 2017

There was no question in Thomas Jefferson’s mind but that his inauguration as the third President of the United States meant a completely new start for […]

American History

Martin Luther King, Jr.: American Prophet

January 16, 2017

Martin Luther King, Jr’s, success stemmed from formidable oratory skills sharpened at the pulpit coupled with an intellectual and theological prowess that guided his actions to a stunning […]

American History

Remember the Alamo

January 8, 2017

As Americans swarmed into the territories of the Louisiana Purchase, they triggered a major conflict with Mexico over American immigration into its northern province: Texas. […]

British History

The Murder of Archbishop Becket

January 7, 2017

On December 29 in the year 1170, Thomas Becket, the former Archbishop of Canterbury under King Henry II, was murdered by four knights in a […]

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. […]

History

The Origins of Agriculture

December 23, 2016

Explore perhaps the most important revolution in the history of humanity, and even of our planet: the transition from foraging to agriculture. […]

History

Roots of Irish Identity: What You Didn’t Know

December 21, 2016

Irish identity is always multiple, always layered with invasions and migrations in one wave after another; it is an identity of astonishing resilience, marked by tremendous suffering and great experiences of joy. […]

Ancient History

The Sack of Rome, 410 A.D

December 21, 2016

Almost as soon as it occurred, the Sack of Rome left the space of history and entered the realm of myth. […]

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