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“Here lies ye Body of Dr Enoch Dole”

Earlier in the month I quoted a diary that mentioned the death of Dr. Enoch Dole during the final days of the siege of Boston. Dr. Dole’s widow erected a striking gravestone for him in Littleton (shown in a photo by Carol A. Purinton, here courtesy of Wikipedia). Show More Summary

This Is What It Was Like to Break Into Modeling as a Woman of Color in 1969

Catching up with Charlene Dash, who was featured in LIFE's coverage of diversity in the industry

Earliest color movies of the White House found

Researchers have discovered the earliest known color movies of the White House in the archives of the Herbert Hoover Presidential Museum-Library in West Branch, Iowa. We owe these precious glimpses of First Family life to First Lady Lou Henry Hoover, an enormously accomplished woman — Stanford graduate, world traveler, co-translator with her husband of a [...]

Auction of Rare Diary Highlights What John F. Kennedy Really Thought About Hitler

Writing in 1945, the future President predicted that Hitler would be "one of the most significant figures who ever lived"

“Desecration of the Battlefield of Gettysburg” with LBG Garry Adelman

“Desecration of the Battle-field of Gettysburg, on Culp’s Hill.” This photograph was taken on the[...] The post “Desecration of the Battlefield of Gettysburg” with LBG Garry Adelman appeared first on Gettysburg Daily.

FDR Had a Famous Ghostwriter: Orson Welles

The legendary actor stumped and even wrote speeches for the 32nd president

Is Elizabeth Warren the Real Jacksonian on Capitol Hill?

Warren has progressive values, but her populism is just like Andrew Jackson’s

By the Numbers: The United States of Refugees

President Trump’s order temporarily barring all refugees and many immigrants has ignited debate about U.S. policies toward outsiders

How a third-century Roman soldier named Carausius was behind the first ‘Brexit’

From the first to the fifth centuries AD, Britain – though not officially Scotland, which lay beyond the frontier at Hadrian’s Wall – was part of the Roman Empire. It was situated at the empire’s westernmost periphery, which was probably a contributing factor in a number of attempted power grabs.

A Modern Odyssey: Two Iraqi Refugees Tell Their Harrowing Story

Fleeing violence in Iraq, two close friends embarked on an epic journey across Europe—and ended up worlds apart

The True Story of Pocahontas

Historian Camilla Townsend separates fact from fiction, as a new documentary premieres about the American Indian princess

Fighting the Nazis With Fake News

A new documentary rediscovers a World War II campaign that was stranger than nonfiction

The Fame of the Virginia Riflemen

As I discussed at an event last week, the Continental Congress voted to raise rifle companies for the Continental Army in June 1775 even before it chose a commander-in-chief.The first plan called for two companies from Virginia, two from Maryland, and six from Pennsylvania. Show More Summary

Earliest European burial in Asia-Pacific found in Taiwan

Archaeologists have discovered the remains of 17th century Christian burial on a Taiwanese island. This is the earliest European burial ever discovered in the Asia-Pacific region. Under the direction of María Cruz Berrocal from the University of Konstanz in Germany, the archaeological team has excavated the site on the island of Heping Dao in northern [...]

Moving Monuments: The 2nd Delaware Infantry

Some monuments at Gettysburg National Military Park have been moved or relocated from their original[...] The post Moving Monuments: The 2nd Delaware Infantry appeared first on Gettysburg Daily.

How the Liberty Bell Won the Great War

As it entered World War I, the United States was politically torn and financially challenged. An American icon came to the rescue

Nativism, Violence, and the Origins of the Paranoid Style

In 1826, the bishop of the Boston diocese, Jean-Louis Lefebvre de Cheverus, approved the construction of the Ursuline Convent school on a 24-acre property on a hilltop overlooking Boston Harbor. With financing from wealthy Boston families...Show More Summary

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