Exploring How Being American Affects My World View.
Depression-Era Violence Forgotten A part of American history lost to time are the conflicts that arose during the Great Depression. The history most Americans know about 1930s is about FDR and the New Deal which, although significant, it is only one piece of that era’s rich — and sometimes controversial — history. One of those controversial moments was captured on film in 1937. Read more >>
From Heroes To Bums — Ohio Gave Them All Growing up in Ohio, I knew one thing for certain about the United States presidency — the state delivered eight men to the White House. What I did not learn in school was these eight men were involved in some of the weirdest stories in United States’ history. Read More >>
9/11 Is Not First Act Of Terrorism On U.S. Soil On September 11 In 1857 a relatively wealthy group of family and friends decided to leave Arkansas for better opportunities in California. But, the party of about 200 relatives, neighbors and long-standing friends, would not make it — instead they would be victims in one of the worst massacres in American history. Read More >>
Although this site began as a repository for American history stories, over time it essentially became a 'brain dump.' For more than a year, I've used the site to work through my beliefs and opinions in this post-truth era of political illiteracy.
Today’s post comes from Thomas Richardson, an archives technician at the National Personnel Records Center in St. Louis, Missouri. It is part of a series on records at the National Personnel Records Center. Awards and decorations of the United States Armed Forces can be beautifully complex and informative. New awards are established, and existing ones … Cont […]