Category Archives: History

Prohibition: A Nation of Immigrants, a Nation of Xenophobes

The anti-German sentiment that accompanied WWI provided the impetus to enact Prohibition. Continue reading

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Prohibition: The Left and the Right Collaborate, Produce a Fiasco

Suffragettes and Klansmen were allies in this fight. Continue reading

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On the 50th Anniversary of a Summer of Urban Warfare in America

Are we really better off now than we were 50 years ago? Continue reading

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(Guest Post) History of Halloween: Six Weird Facts

A guest post by Sandra Larson Continue reading

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Trump’s Little Whorehouse on the Prairie

Grandpa Trump: Immigrant, Entrepreneur, Brothel-Keeper Continue reading

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Oh the Things Thomas Edison Thought Of

Like the phonograph, the light bulb, the motion picture. And the waffle maker?!? Continue reading

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Made by Immigrants

The story of Ybor City, Tampa, Fla. Continue reading

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A Mayan Seaport and Trading Hub

Mayan ruins at Tulum Continue reading

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History of Radio: Sources and Book Reviews

A reading list for 100 years of radio. Continue reading

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History of Radio: How the Radio Changed My Life

The radio was my connection to a whole new world that wasn’t apparent in my home, in my town or in my school. Continue reading

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