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Why Americans Flocked to Catch a Glimpse of Hitler's Car

At carnivals and state fairs across the country, curious onlookers were drawn to the Fuhrer's chariot

Medicine in the Marketplace

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Unusual pyramid-shaped tomb found in China

Archaeologists have discovered an unusual pyramid-shaped tomb on the south bank of the Yellow River in Zhengzhou, central China. A small village once occupied the property, but it was displaced to make way for a new residential development to be constructed in its place. Before the new apartment complex goes up, a team from the [...]

Gettysburg Photo Extravaganza with Licensed Battlefield Guide Garry Adelman

For more from LBG Garry Adelman, follow him on his Facebook page. Related books: Gettysburg[...] The post Gettysburg Photo Extravaganza with Licensed Battlefield Guide Garry Adelman appeared first on Gettysburg Daily.

The Most Important Slave Revolt That Never Happened

Read a letter from one prominent abolitionist of the 1820s to another, describing what she knew of the planned slave rebellion

The Man Who Invented the Modern Bookstore

Above the entrance a plaque proclaimed the shop to be "The Cheapest Bookstore in the World"

“Remarkably stout and hardy men”

On Thursday, as I announced earlier, I’ll speak at Longfellow House–Washington’s Headquarters National Historic Site about “Washington’s Riflemen: Heroes or Headaches?”Here are extracts from two journals in the summer of 1775 showing both sides of those Continental soldiers from Pennsylvania, Virginia, and Maryland.First, Dr. Show More Summary

Understanding Sparta - An Excerpt from "A Peerless Peer"

While in most of Greece the custom of exposing unwanted children (usually girls) was driven by the economic interests of the child’s father, in Sparta infanticide was conducted by the state for the sake of ensuring a citizen body capable of fulfilling its military duties. Show More Summary

The Ides of March and Julius Caesar

On the eve of the Ides of March we start with a cartoon -- Caesar with a contemporary twist. My thanks to Guido Giuntini for allowing me to us this. Does everyone know the details of Caesar’s death? Perhaps a review would be helpful....Show More Summary

Viking woman buried in Denmark was Norwegian

Last year, the grave of a wealthy 10th century woman was discovered in Enghøj on the Jutland peninsula of Denmark. Archaeologists from the Museum East Jutland were excited to find a gilt bronze buckle of Irish or Scottish manufacture in the grave. The woman wore it to pin the ends of her petticoat together, but [...]

Joe Sprinz and the Speeding Baseball

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Snow Closes Some Battlefield Avenues

Winds gusts were measured up to 30 MPH this afternoon. The snow was blowing against[...] The post Snow Closes Some Battlefield Avenues appeared first on Gettysburg Daily.

Why Nazi War Criminals Are Still Being Tracked Down in the U.S.

An accusation in Minnesota shines a light on the war criminals who managed to blend into American society in the years after World War II

A Conversation About the Confederate Battle Flag

This video is worth watching in its entirety. It features a young African American female rap artist, who goes by the name Genesis B. She is originally from Biloxi, Mississippi, […]

Virginia’s Kernstown Battlefield to grow by 37 acres on anniversary of battle

The Kernstown Battlefield, located just south of Winchester, Va., will receive a gift of 37.4 acres from the Civil War Trust on March 23, the anniversary of the First Kernstown Battle. The battle is remembered as the only one that Gen. Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson lost during his famous 1862 Valley Campaign. The newest addition to […]

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