The president of the Brooklyn Dodgers was looking for just the right guy to help him break the color barrier in baseball.
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John McKinney’s story could have easily become lost to history, if only because McKinney himself seemed anxious to forget what he’d been through.
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What if Canada had joined our Revolution and become part of the United States? Or what if Patriots had seized land in Canada during the American…
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The states retain the bulk of power in the new Constitution, according to Madison. What would he think of our world today?
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Her sponsor initially wanted to send a man. “Very well,” she said, “start the man, and I’ll start the same day for some other newspaper and beat him.”
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The raid should have been a quick in-and-out affair, the type of guerrilla-style warfare that southern militia came to be known for. Instead, it took a…
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He launched an attack that the U.S. Navy later called “virtually a suicide mission—a naval epic.” Amazingly, “Lucky Fluckey” survived the daring raid.
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Such skirmishes proved important. They were morale boosters for Americans--& they were demoralizing for a British army that once thought it would easily…
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Proud to be an American, by Tara Ross