Tag Archive: US history

Thomas Jefferson on Slavery and Abolition

Posted on December 16, 2022 10:02 am Published by Leave your thoughts

by Kevin R. C. Gutzman

The Jeffersonians chronicles the lives, policy initiatives, and critical decisions of three visionary Virginian presidents—Jefferson, Madison, and Monroe. In the following excerpt, author Kevin R. C. Gutzman discusses Thomas Jefferson’s views on slavery and the … Read the article

Discovering Smedley Butler

Posted on January 19, 2022 11:37 am Published by Leave your thoughts

by Jonathan M. Katz

I first came across the name Smedley Butler in Haiti, shortly after I’d moved there to be the correspondent for the Associated Press in 2007. He was in a painting of three Marines in old-fashioned khaki … Read the article

Celebrating Black History Month in 2021

Posted on February 1, 2021 12:00 pm Published by

by The History Reader

Black History Month was originally created half a century after the abolition of slavery in order to celebrate the history and the people of Africa that were deemed influential. It was not officially recognized until 1976
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