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The Birth of an American Army — June 14, 1775

  • June 13, 2019

After the bloodletting at Lexington and Concord, and the capture at gunpoint of Ticonderoga and Crown Point in the wilds of New England, in Philadelphia, the second Continental Congress struggled to  find "the ways and means of raising money" to…

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The Day Virginia Hanged John Brown

  • December 2, 2017

The painting is famous, but John Brown never did kiss a black child before he was hanged. Today is the anniversary of John Brown's execution in Charles Town, Virginia [at the time]. For  almost 160 years, this collision of facts,…

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