March 3-4, 1776 - American forces land and win the Battle of Nassau (right). Sailing south from the Delaware Bay in early 1776, an American squadron led by Commodore Esek Hopkins approached Nassau, Bahamas with the goal of seizing a...Show More Summary
Paris, Tennessee's Post-Intelligencer reports two employees of the Henry County Recycling Center have been awarded certificates of appreciation from the Daughters of he American Revolution, Colonial Dames XVII Century, and Daughters of American Colonists. Show More Summary
A traveling exhibit highlighting often forgotten Arab immigrants is being displayed in Little Tokyo, sharing the work of a community and its contributions to history since the American Revolution. "Patriots and Peacemakers: Arab Americans in Service to Our Country" takes...
America’s natural gas utilities are at the forefront of an energy revolution, delivering exceptional value to their customers, shareholders and our nation. Ron Jibson, Chairman of the American Gas Asociationspeakingto the New York Society...Show More Summary
Looks like this is the season of Psych where shippers grab Shawn and Gus, push them togetherand demand, "Now, kiss!" News AMC has (at least) two period dramas in development. Turn is a show set during the American Revolution, following the spies of the Culper Ring while Halt and Catch Fire is set in 1980s Silicon Valley. Show More Summary
via Pinterest Nathan Hale Homestead in Conventry, Connecticut. During the American Revolution, Nathan Hale graduated from Yale and was a teacher for two years. He volunteered to be a spy for he... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Cleaning out the ol’ Google Reader… Stephen Walt lists “Five Inconvenient Truths” that he wishes American policymakers would tell. See also Walt for a tribute to the late Glenn Snyder. William Sims and the Gunnery Revolution. China has its own version of Red Flag. How reality based is the reality based community? I also don’t [...]
The rapper who completely reinvented the form on his own. Let's begin here, a place that seems furthest away from the universe of "The R" (as the veteran rapper Rakim often called himself): Back in the 1960s, the American anthropologist...Show More Summary
Discussion of “income inequality” is considered an out of date topic by some, but it’s as real, as significant and if we’re looking with open eyes and not through Duopoly supplied blinkers, as in-our-faces at this moment as it was when, for the obvious example, the Occupy movement made it “news.” The graph is via [...]
February 22, 1732 - Gen. George Washington (right) is born. Few figures dominate 18th century American History like George Washington. Born in 1732, he played a key role in the opening engagements of the French & Indian War which ultimately saw Britain gain control of most of North America. Show More Summary
I am reading this superb biography of Andrew Jackson. It is more a page turner than some novels. Some interesting facts about the man on the $20 bill: He was a child soldier in the American Revolution Later in life … Continue readin...
Tonight’s exploration of American culture’s underbelly is brought to you by Roger Hallmark and The Thrasher Brothers, who I think had the most sophisticated response to Iranian Revolution imaginable.
A Milwaukee County Sheriff has warned that a second American Revolution may be sparked if unconstitutional gun laws are enforced by police and sheriff’s department officials.Sheriff David Clarke recently urged the citizens he servesShow More Summary
The director of ‘American Meat’ talks about the good food revolution, the rise of veganism, and why contemporary audiences aren’t prepared for scenes from slaughterhouses.
The organizers at TeaParty.org go on to call for revolution. Members of the Tea Party, red-blooded Americans and fellow citizens, the time is coming when you must decide. A Lexington and Concorde moment when you must decide which isShow More Summary
Experience "an alternate history of the American Revolution". Ubisoft has released the latest Assassin's Creed 3 DLC.Click here to read the full article Related Stories Metal Gear Rising Revengeance delayed in Australia Metal Gear Rising:...Show More Summary
The current shale revolution at its current rate can turn the US into an energy superpower, according to Karen Moreau, executive director of the American Petroleum Institutes New York State Petroleum Council.
America’s History, L.L.C., is sponsoring its second annual Conference on the American Revolution in Williamsburg, Virginia, on 22-24 March. Although there are academics on the list of speakers, this conference is not designed for academic scholars and job-seekers but for independent researchers and history buffs. Show More Summary
Some half a century ago in the arid hills 30 miles north of Mexico City, an American agronomist and humanitarian, Normal Borlaug, developed the hybrid seeds and new ideas that became known as the “green revolution.” Borlaug and other scientists would pass on to nations in South Asia the high-yielding...
The revolution in American political discourse continues tonight with President Barack Obama’s 4th State of the Union Address. Thanks to Twitter, Google Hangouts, and live streaming video events average American citizens can engage in the political discussion just as actively as any political pundit on a major broadcast news network. First a little history of [...]Show More Summary