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The Life and Death of Wild Bill Hickok

Wild Bill Hickok

by Tom Clavin Their names are legends on the American frontier: Daniel Boone, Davy Crockett, Kit Carson, Wyatt Earp, Buffalo Bill Cody, and Wild Bill Hickok. We probably know the least about Wild Bill Hickok. Why is that? During his

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The Edge of Anarchy Part Five: The Pullman Strike

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The Pullman Strike was the greatest uprising of working people in American history. If you haven’t listened to parts one through four of this special mini-series inspired by my book The Edge of Anarchy, I encourage you to do so. It

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The History of the Rise of Labor Unions in America

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by Jack Kelly In 1979, a young Vermont politician named Bernie Sanders made a short documentary film about Eugene Debs. He noted Debs’s accomplishments, he lamented the fact that Debs was largely a forgotten figure in history, and he reproduced

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Hitler’s American Friends: Charles Lindbergh and ‘America First’

Charles Lindbergh

by Bradley W. Hart On September 11, 1941, one of America’s most famous celebrities took to a stage before a raucous crowd in Des Moines, Iowa. This was famed aviator Charles Lindbergh—nicknamed Lucky Lindy—addressing a crowd of America First supporters

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Hitler’s American Friends: Henry Ford and Nazism

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by Bradley W. Hart Over the past century, Ford has become one of the most iconic American brands, from its line of pickup trucks to the Mustang. The company’s first car, the Model T, broke ground and helped create the

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