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  • Review: 'Fierce Patriot' by Robert L. O'Connell

    Review: 'Fierce Patriot' by Robert L. O'Connell
    The American nation would be much different if Union Gen. William Tecumseh Sherman had never lived. Sherman was one of the four men (the others being Abraham Lincoln, Robert E. Lee and Ulysses S. Grant) who determined the outcome of the Civil War. His...
  • Heard on the Fourth of July -- from Frederick Douglass to Ronald Reagan

     Heard on the Fourth of July -- from Frederick Douglass to Ronald Reagan
    Each year on July 4, Americans celebrate the nation's founding with picnics, fireworks, music and speechifying. Noah Remnick compiled these excerpts from notable Fourth of July speeches: Frederick Douglass, Rochester, N.Y., 1852 What, to the...
  • WATCH: First Trailer for Jimi Hendrix Biopic 'Jimi: All Is By My Side,' Starring Andre Benjamin

    XLrator Media has released the first trailer for "Jimi: All Is by My Side," starring Andre Benjamin. The film opens Sept. 26. Oscar-winning "12 Years a Slave" writer John Ridley directed the Jimi Hendrix biopic from his own script. "You want things to...
  • Archaeological dig finds massive slave quarters in Crownsville

    Archaeological dig finds massive slave quarters in Crownsville
    When archaeologists began digging around Rockbridge Academy in May, they expected to find the place where the Comte de Rochambeau camped in September 1781 on the way to Yorktown and the final major battle of the Revolutionary War. Instead, they stumbled...
  • Misconceptions about American independence

    Misconceptions about American independence
    You learned in school about what happened in July 1776 and think you have a good handle on events surrounding American independence from Britain. Right? Well, if you think that was the day that America's independence was declared by the Continental...
  • Confederate flag along I-95 divides a Virginia community, leads to threats

     Confederate flag along I-95 divides a Virginia community, leads to threats
    The huge Confederate flag flew high above Interstate 95 north of Fredericksburg startling Anthony Sanchez on his daily commute. "It was a provocation," said Sanchez, who teaches at a community college. "It just bothered me that someone would go to all...
  • Three books on the revolutions that America's uprising helped spawn

    Three books on the revolutions that America's uprising helped spawn
    One of my favorite lines about American history comes from a French Canadian movie. It’s in “The Barbarian Invasions” and it is spoken by a left-wing Canadian history professor who is dying. He takes a moment to marvel at the all-star...
  • Belair Mansion exhibit explores life in War of 1812

    The War of 1812 is when America's valiant defense at Fort McHenry spurred a lawyer to write our nation's anthem. But it is also the war in which the British burned Washington, scouted Annapolis, terrified residents and set free some of America's slaves,...
  • Frankel and Deutch seek info to quell `human trafficking'

    Frankel and Deutch seek info to quell `human trafficking'
     Some of the temporary foreign workers who are brought to Florida to harvest crops are being exploited by human traffickers and abusive employers who treat them as sex slaves or thrust them into other degrading roles, U.S. Reps. Lois Frankel and Ted...
  • Science fiction roundup: 'Half a King' by Joe Abercrombie, others

    Science fiction roundup: 'Half a King' by Joe Abercrombie, others
    Half a King by Joe Abercrombie, Del Rey, 337 pages, $26 Joe Abercrombie is a best-selling figure in the school of dark, brutal and often antiheroic fantasy sometimes called "grimdark" (in fact @LordGrimdark is his Twitter handle). The premier...
  • Belair Mansion exhibit explores life in War of 1812

    The War of 1812 is when America’s valiant defense at Fort McHenry spurred a lawyer to write our nation’s anthem. But it is also the war in which the British burned Washington, scouted Annapolis, terrified residents and set free some of...
  • Mystery group compares 'Chain Gang Charlie' to slavery

    Mystery group compares 'Chain Gang Charlie' to slavery
    TALLAHASSEE – The mystery “Progressive Choice” group has a new radio ad blasting Democratic gubernatorial hopeful Charlie Crist for pushing a bill to bring back “chain gangs” as a legislator, likening it to slavery.   The $...