Category Archives: History

Guns in America: Prohibition and Gun Control

Gun violence during Prohibition gave rise to the 1934 Federal Firearms Act.
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Guns in America: Where’s the Blaze of Glory?

Few things have had a greater impact on popular culture in America than images of the Wild West.
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Guns in America: ‘Well Regulated’ Militias and the Right to Bear Arms

Most of us at this point don’t see ourselves banding together and taking on the federal government in a firefight Continue reading

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Guns in America: Prominent Americans Shooting Each Other Up

Burr and Hamilton were not the only prominent American leaders to kill or be killed in a duel.,
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Guns in America: The Americanization of the Duel

When the first European colonists came to America they brought with them a rather definitive dispute resolution process known as dueling.
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Guns in America: Who Fired the First Shot?

Columbus? Ponce de Leon? The Pilgrims? Continue reading

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TILT! The History of Pinball

With photos from Asbury Park’s Silverball Museum. Continue reading

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Lehigh Valley’s Historic Covered Bridges

Bridges built between 1841 and 1858 Continue reading

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America’s Car Culture

With photos from the America on Wheels Museum Continue reading

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In the National Parks: The Enemies of Canyonlands

The Utah GOP, which has consistently fought against the creation of national parks in Utah and has sought to shrink them, now has some allies in the White House and the Interior Department. Continue reading

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