Category Archives: History

Blame Ben Franklin: The History of For-Profit Colleges

The commercial for-profit college business is older than the United States itself. Continue reading

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The LBJ Enigma

The LBJ Museum and Library, Austin, Texas Continue reading

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What to Think of Thomas Edison

The man, the book, the movie Continue reading

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The Bloomers: Baseball’s Barnstorming Women

The Bloomer Girls didn’t always win, but they filled the ball parks wherever they played.
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Segregating Baseball: Little Giants and White Stockings

The 1887 exhibition game that defined race relations in baseball. Continue reading

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One and Done: The Newark Peppers

A relocated team in an outlaw league playing in a city never considered major league. Continue reading

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Palazzo Vecchio

The seat of power in Florence Continue reading

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Orvieto

Home of the Etruscans Continue reading

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Irish Castles

Ruined, restored and repurposed. Continue reading

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Dublin Streets and Sights

History and culture in Ireland’s capital. Continue reading

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