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

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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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The Effects of Industrialization on American Democracy

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by Jack Kelly We like to imagine that we live in the most innovative era in history. After all, we’ve experienced the digital revolution. We’ve seen the power of computers grow at warp speed. We can’t get enough of smartphones

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The Yawning Financial Gap of the Gilded Age

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by Jack Kelly It was Mark Twain who coined the term Gilded Age. He made it the title of a satirical novel about corruption and excess after the Civil War. Later, the Gilded Age became a label for years from

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Who Was Father Charles Coughlin?

by Bradley W. Hart In November 1938, one of America’s most famous radio personalities took to the airwaves on a Sunday afternoon, as he had done for years. Unlike the talk shows of later years, this host would not be

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