American author, historian, and critic of United States foreign policy William Blum was born on March 6, 1933, and died on December 9, 2018. Blum worked in a computer-related position at the United States Department of State in the mid-1960s. At first an anti-communist with dreams of becoming a foreign service officer, he became disillusioned ..
Lord North was born in London on the 13th of April 1732, at the family house at Albemarle Street, just off Piccadilly, though he spent much of his youth at Wroxton Abbey in Oxfordshire. Lord North’s strong physical resemblance to George III suggested to contemporaries that Prince Frederick might have been North’s real father (and ..
Lincoln–Douglas Debates of 1858 were a series of seven debates between Abraham Lincoln, the Republican candidate for the Senate in Illinois, and Senator Stephen Douglas, the Democratic Party candidate. At the time, U.S. senators were elected by state legislatures; thus Lincoln and Douglas were trying for their respective parties to win control of the Illinois ..
Leymah Gbowee was born on 1 February 1972 in central Liberia, as one of the four daughters born to her parents. She had a normal childhood and dreamed of becoming a doctor in future. She had freshly graduated from high school and was looking forward to attending the university in 1989 when the First Liberian ..
Labor history of the United States describes the history of organized labor, as well as more general history of working people, in the United States. Pressures dictating the nature and power of organized labor have included the demand for exclusive worker control of the workplace, seeking higher wages and shorter hours, electing favorable politicians, and ..
King Philip’s War was an armed conflict between Native American inhabitants of present-day New England and English colonists and their Native American allies in 1675–78. The war is named for the main leader of the Native American side, Metacomet, known to the English as “King Philip”. Metacom succeeded his father in 1662 and reacted against ..
John Winthrop (12 January 1587or 58 – 26 March 1649) was a wealthy English Puritan lawyer and one of the leading figures in the founding of the Massachusetts Bay Colony, the first major settlement in what is now New England after Plymouth Colony. Winthrop led the first large wave of migrants from England in 1630, ..
Jim Crow laws were racial segregation state and local laws enacted after the Reconstruction period in Southern United States that continued in force until 1965 mandating de jure racial segregation in all public facilities in Southern U.S. states (of the former Confederacy), starting in 1890 with a “separate but equal” status for African Americans. Conditions ..
As it stands, The Jewish Museum Berlin is one of the largest Jewish Museums in Europe. In three buildings, two of which are new additions specifically built for the museum by architect Daniel Libeskind, two millennia of German-Jewish history are on display in the permanent exhibition as well as in various changing exhibitions. In 1988, ..
Jeffersonian democracy, named after its advocate Thomas Jefferson, was one of two dominant political outlooks and movements in the United States from the 1790s to the 1820s. The term was commonly used to refer to the Republican Party which Jefferson founded in opposition to the Federalist Party of Alexander Hamilton. The Jeffersonians believed in a ..