history

Past politicians, legislation and political movements have changed the course of history in ways both big and small. Welcome to our blast to the past.

Calvin Hayes2 days ago
Book Review: History of the Russian Revolution
Leon Trotsky's History of the Russian Revolution is, in many ways, one of the most important works of historical writing. Simply put, this book retells the story of 1917's Bolshevik Revolution, a comm...
Robert Wells5 days ago
The Legacy of the Confederacy Part I
One of the questions immigrants must answer correctly when taking the test to become a U.S. citizen is “What was the Civil War fought over?” There are three “acceptable” answers: Slavery States' Right...
Justin Maury6 days ago
Why You Should Remove My Ancestor's Statue… And All the Other Confederate Monuments
My ancestor was Commander Matthew Fontaine Maury, the Pathfinder of the Seas. You may have never heard of him, but he is buried between presidents James Monroe and John Tyler at the Hollywood Cemetery...
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Dr. Williams7 days ago
The Silence of Patton
Many times we are taught there are absolutes. What we read and are taught there are certain facts that shouldn't be called into question. In mathematics, for instance, 1+1=2 is a fact that should not ...
Peter Rose7 days ago
Campaign to Bring Justice Back to the Law
Campaign to put justice back as the center of legal systems. Laws were originally written down because the king of that time — who was absolute ruler — wanted all the people under his rule to get the ...
Annie Kendall8 days ago
Womanhood and Witchcraft
My town still bears the scars of its past. Tucked away in the form of plaques on walls and sculptures in parks, memorials record the names of those tried and executed here for the crime of witchcraft....
The State of Modern Liberty
John Mill wrote in On Liberty ''If all mankind minus one were of one opinion, mankind would be no more justified in silencing that one person than he, if he had the power, would be justified in silenc...
Brief History of the Black Panther Party
The Black Panther Party was a civil rights organization whose primary focus was the protection of black neighborhoods from police brutality founded by Huey P. Newton and Bobby Seale in October 1966. The group’s goal was condensed into a ten-point program to create areas of opportunity in human and civil rights, employment, housing, the inclusion of African American history in public schools, exclusion from military service, and equal justice within the court system. The group also published its ...
Kevin McClintock10 days ago
What If Churchill Had Died In 1931?
His death in a New York road accident was reported and he was mourned, but it was the passing of one who has already had his day.
Brief History of the Young Lords Organization
In general, The Young Lords was a nationalist group for Puerto Ricans who lived in — and migrated to — America. The group began as a gang in Lincoln Park Neighborhood of Chicago, Illinois. By Sept 1969, the organization evolved into a human rights group led by Jose Cha Cha Jermenez with one of their main causes being the independence of Puerto Rico. The catalyst for the organization’s upgrade from “gang” into “human rights group” was the displacement of Puerto Rican immigrants — through Mayor Ri...
J.T. Wellington14 days ago
Working Poor? Seriously?
How many times have you heard: dream big, work hard and it will pay off in the end? You lost count? Some are losing faith. My faith meter hovered at three bars for a long time. I followed the advice f...
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Dr. Williams14 days ago
The Conflicts Waged In the Name of War
History is an invaluable tool. For it tells us of the mistakes made in the past so as to not repeat those same mistakes. Yet, our leaders have continually failed to head the lessons that history is su...
Beena Patel16 days ago
Racism
According to Buck, white privilege was established in the USA. To explain it, she takes us back to the 16th and the 17th century. Before the construction of race that exists today, there were only two...
Joe Snaitha month ago
From Laissez-Faire to State Welfare
Britain was unique in that it was the first country to experience industrial revolution. This had a profound impact on the British population. As industrialization expanded and as a result of urbaniza...
Daniel Hirsta month ago
Arresting People for Bad Health
Except for the innovative exceptions such as Portugal, Canada, and some American states, the common stance adopted throughout the world has been the full criminal prohibition of all forms of recreatio...
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Dominic Martina month ago
Is North Korea Truly a Threat to International Security?
After World War II, Korea was divided into two states. The Soviet backed North and the US backed south. In 1950, the Korean war broke out because The North and Kim Il Sung wanted to reunite Korea but ...
H.L. Dowlessa month ago
The Assassination of President Lincoln
United States President Abraham Lincoln was shot on Good Friday, April 14, 1865, while attending the play, Our American Cousin, at Ford's Theater, as the American Civil War waned into an eventual clos...
Bram Barnesa month ago
A Pitfall of American Liberalism
When I first was thinking up this piece, I thought I was going to write about places and memories attached to those places. While traveling Germany, my family and I stopped in Munich, where we went to...