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American Revolutionary War (1775-1783)

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  • The American union's first stage could be a model for the Mideast

     The American union's first stage could be a model for the Mideast
    The year the American war for independence ended, 1781, the United States adopted the Articles of Confederation as its preferred form of government. Even a cursory glance at the Articles reveals that the first clause in the most famous speech in...
  • Is there still hope for 'Longmire'?

    Is there still hope for 'Longmire'?
    Q: Please tell me A&E isn't canceling "Longmire." My husband and I think it's one of the finest dramas on TV. A: The modern-West drama based on the novels by Craig Johnson has indeed been dropped by A&E after three seasons. This upset viewers because,...
  • What is the Midwestern literary tradition?

    What is the Midwestern literary tradition?
    You have your Southern Gothic tales and your Westerns, the San Francisco beats and the New York poets — but what is the literary tradition of the Midwest? It's a hazy question: People don't think of the Rust Belt as a nexus of literary culture....
  • The War on Poverty: 50 years of failure

    This year marks the 50th anniversary of President Lyndon B. Johnson's launch of the War on Poverty. In January 1964, Johnson declared "unconditional war on poverty in America." Since then, the taxpayers have spent $22 trillion on Johnson's war. Adjusted...
  • Museum director to speak about Yorktown Victory Center progress

    James S. Holloway, director of museum education and operations for the Yorktown Victor Center, will speak at 2 p.m. on Sunday at the Grace Episcopal Church Parish House about the progress of the center. The center is being transformed into the American...
  • Poquoson church hosting a block party

    The 40-member Poquoson Apostolic Church will host a public block party at the Poquoson pool parking lot on Saturday, Sept. 27. There will be free pizza, soda, face painting, live music and an inflatable slide, among other activities. "It's an opportunity...
  • St. Charles to celebrate history Sept. 20 at Langum Park

    St. Charles to celebrate history Sept. 20 at Langum Park
    History enthusiasts and St. Charles officials are inviting the community to a special event at Langum Park next weekend to celebrate the recent move of an 1840s structure and the city's Civil War history. On Sept. 20, Mayor Ray Rogina will lead...
  • Group sets up display in honor of Constitution Week

    Group sets up display in honor of Constitution Week
    When the National Society, Daughters of the American Revolution petitioned Congress in 1955 to set aside Sept. 17 to 23 annually to be dedicated to observe Constitution Week, the fledgling Don José Verdugo Chapter was only two years old. National’...
  • Summer Day Trips: Edenton, N.C., offers plenty of historic charm on the water

    "One of America's prettiest towns" is the designation Edenton, N.C., earned from Forbes.com. From shops selling funky and eclectic art and a scenic waterfront that includes a restored 1886 lighthouse to historic homes and delicious food, Edenton more...
  • Maynard Evans, take hikes, and immigration: Letters

    Who was Maynard Evans? Maynard Evans was my great uncle. I deeply regret his good name now being unfairly besmirched. Let me tell you more about him. He was born in 1891 on Parramore Street in what is now downtown Orlando. His father died when he...
  • Railroad Museum, Farmers Market, breakfast among regular attractions in Perryville [neighborhood column]

    The Perryville Farmers Market is open every Friday from 3 to 7 p.m. at the corner of Broad Street and Roundhouse Drive in Lower Ferry Park; vendors are selling produce, crafts, baked goods and other wares. The Perryville Railroad Museum is open every...