Thanksgiving a ‘Yankee Abolitionist Holiday’

As sectional tensions grew before the Civil War, Southerners came to regard the New England holiday of Thanksgiving as a tool of abolitionists.

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An American Ambulance Driver’s Experiences in the First World War

An ambulance driver in the First World War, novelist Henry Sydnor Harrison tells of what he saw at the Second Battle of Ypes in an interview shortly after his return to the States.

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S-S-S-Smokin’! The long, sometimes humorous, debate over tobacco

Tobacco use has a long and checkered history filled with legends of heroism, health warnings, and sometimes humor.

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Elfego Baca and America’s Longest Gunfight

At age 19 self-proclaimed lawman Elfego Baca held off as many as 80 cowboys for over 30 hours, America’s longest gunfight.

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