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Charles Finney: The Original Billy Graham

Charles Finney

by Jack Kelly Charles Finney and the Erie Canal Billy Graham ‘s long career invites comparisons with America’s greatest evangelists, including Dwight Moody in the late nineteenth century and Billy Sunday in the early twentieth. But Graham’s real roots reached

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Posted in Modern History

Five Technological Breakthroughs of the Erie Canal

Erie Canal

by Jack Kelly Five Technological Breakthroughs of the Erie Canal A canal is just a ditch, right? Think again. Artificial rivers like the Erie Canal were dynamic systems that challenged engineers of the 1820s. Water continually flowed in and out

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Veterans Day: Remembering Those Who Served


by The History Reader Veterans Day is the day we honor and commemorate our brave service men and women who are fighting and have fought for America’s freedom and security since the early beginnings of our nation. To understand and

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Posted in Contemporary History, Military History, Modern History

Three Reasons the British Should Have Won the Revolutionary War (and Three Reasons the Patriots Did Win)


By Jack Kelly George Washington called the American victory in the Revolutionary war “little short of a standing miracle.” In 1776, an overwhelming British army had defeated his poorly trained force, driven them out of New York City, and chased

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Posted in Military History, Modern History

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