hand-painted earthenware with the words 'Stamp Act Repealed'.
American History

Patrick Henry, the Demosthenes of America

June 7, 2021

The Awakeners imparted to Patrick Henry a suspicion of authority, including the authority of the Church of England in Virginia. Thus, despite being deeply religious, he, as defense lawyer, fought for the Two-Penny Act against the clergy in Virginia. […]

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History

Psychological Responses to the Black Death in Russia

June 2, 2021

When the Black Death fell upon Russia, the people, who had little control over what was happening, tried their best, which resulted in building churches in one day. They thought they could get God’s attention by doing so. […]

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European History

Effects of Black Death in Russia

May 22, 2021

When the Black Death arrived in Russia, it took its toll just like everywhere else it had visited, but Russia was actually exposed to the plague twice. While the first onset of the Black Plague gave Russia a much-needed respite from the Mongol rule, the second wave crippled it. […]

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