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.

History Roundtable5 months ago
The War of 1812
The War of 1812, one of many “forgotten wars”, is often ignored despite the part it played in forming the identities of the nations of North America. The United States, which, along with Canada, proba...
David Morrison5 months ago
Guardians of Scotland, Part 1
Part 1: The Maid of Norway
Darryl Richie6 months ago
The Songhai Empire: The Golden Medieval African Civilization
The Songhai Empire (1464-1591) was the largest empire to emerge in West Africa. The capital of the Songhai Empire was Gao, which was located on the Niger River. This location was perfect for trading g...
Drew Lindsey6 months ago
A 50-Year-Old Murder
A 50-Year-Old Murder: Why does it matter? My first awareness to the historical controversy surrounding the death of President John F. Kennedy arrived when I was about 12 years old. It may have been on...
Will Evans6 months ago
Essay on the Armenian Genocide
There have been multiple genocides throughout history but the Armenian genocide was unique. This is because all eight stages of genocide were used with some stages being much more vital to the extermi...
Gabriella Novello6 months ago
Mr. President, Let's Discuss McCarthyism
He timed his allegations so there’d be no time for a wire to get a response from the accused or find evidence. Then-Senator Joseph McCarthy (R-WI) made accusations against members of Congress and othe...
Sanjeet Saini6 months ago
'Death of Socrates' Painting Analysis
A well-known painter in the neo-classical era, Jacques-Louis David became one of the most famous artists in history with his impactful works of art. With pieces such as the Oath of Horatii, The Death ...
Dr. Williams6 months ago
The Greenback
When the Kingston Trio came out with their rendition of "Greenback Dollar" with the lyrics saying, "I don't give a damn about a greenback dollar I spend it just as fast as I can," today, half of that ...
Phill Ross6 months ago
Night Hawkers
Over the last few hundred years, the discovery of many ancient artifacts has helped to uncover the stories of our past here in the United Kingdom. Stunning finds—such as the infamous Saxon treasure of...
Kenny C6 months ago
History of Quebec
Quebec is the French-speaking province located in the Eastern part of Canada. This province is home to the majority of Canada’s French-speaking residents and is predominantly francophone. The capital ...
Rich Monetti7 months ago
Rye Celebrates 350th Anniversary
The home of John Jay, Rye celebrates its 350th anniversary this year. Historically rich, a “Tenacious” population of African American survivors and Gilded Age railroad commuters, the Knapp House, and ...
CosCom Writers7 months ago
The Origin of African Slavery in America and Its Contribution to American Society
Most African-Americans in the United States are descendants of Africans taken as slaves to the New World settlements between 1501 and 1808. If European settlers could build their society, it is largel...
Best Political One-Liners in History
Great moments in history are often defined by the words used to describe the events. From ancient Roman critics to the modern era of political journalism, words have grown bigger than even the powerfu...
Robyn Welborne7 months ago
Julius Caesar: Friend or Foe?
Julius Caesar and Pompey shared a special love/hate relationship within their personal and political life. To Caesar, Pompey represented a father figure to him; yet Caesar saw within himself to one da...
Robyn Welborne7 months ago
The Church, the Tribes, and the Roman Empire
“Pride goeth before destruction, and an haughty spirit before a fall. (Proverbs 16:18) Usually we just abbreviate it to “pride goeth before a fall”.” (Glen, ‘The King’s English’). A universally famous...
T.P Schofield7 months ago
The Rise of 20th Century Fascism
To acolytes of Fascist ideology, the First World War served to reiterate their deep-seated belief that Liberal Democracy was essentially antiquated. They believed a heavily nationalistic, autocratic f...
Peter Carriveau7 months ago
The Fall of the Modern GOP
This ain't your daddy's GOP anymore. The Republican party has undergone many transformations in its 160 year existence. It was the birthplace of modern progressivism, at least that's what Teddy Roosev...
Robert Wells7 months ago
President Trump Is the Logical Conclusion of the Republican Party
Today’s Republican party is unrecognizable from 1865. In that year, Republican President Abraham Lincoln and future Republican President Ulysses Grant oversaw the defeat of the southern Confederacy, t...