Category Archives: History

A Brief History of Racial and Social Injustice Drawn and Painted

Artists’ views of bigotry, violence and labor unrest in America. Continue reading

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From Germany to New Jersey: Colonial Ironworkers

Long Pond Ironworks State Park and Historic District Continue reading

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The Men Behind the Toppled Statues

Who thought is was a good idea to celebrate the lives of racists, colonialists and slave traders? Continue reading

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How Does Bill Barr Stack Up Against the Worst Attorneys General in U.S. History?

The politics and corruption of America’s top law enforcement officers. Continue reading

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These Guys Were Supreme Court Justices?!!

Bigotry and incompetence on the nation’s highest court. Continue reading

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How I Came to Spend the Pandemic Thinking About Winston Churchill

Reviews of recent works by Candice Millard and Eric Larson Continue reading

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Remembering the TV Dinner, Somewhat Fondly

It didn’t taste very good and it wasn’t very good for you. Continue reading

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The Jukebox Story: An American Cultural Icon

‘an enduring image of a bygone era’ Continue reading

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The Jukebox Story: Rise and Fall

The impact of technical, economic and cultural changes. Continue reading

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The Jukebox Story: Evolving Technology

Four European immigrants who changed the industry. Continue reading

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