Category: History

Observations about historical documents

December 25, 2021 0

The “e” in Whiskey

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In the early 1700s both Scotland and Ireland commonly spelled “whisky” without an “e”.[1]Micallef, Joseph V. “Is It Whisky Or…

December 3, 2021 0

A Ride, and a Comedy, to Remember

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The ride started in Pennsylvania, stopped at the Shanksville crash site (Flight 93 National Memorial) and proceeded to the 9/11 Pentagon Memorial. The next day the ride completed at the New York City World Trade Center site (now rebuilt and includes the September 11 Memorial and Museum). By happenstance the charity ride ended an hour before and a block away from the pro & anti-mosque protest.

December 3, 2021 0

Whiskey Rebellion

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Tar and feathering of tax collectors; slaves using guns to defend their owner/taxmen, burning of a tax man’s home, shootings (including a mob of 500 taking on ten federal soldiers protecting a tax man’s home). 

November 30, 2021 1

On Blue & Gray

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The North / South battlefield reunion at Gettysburg; Confederate and Union veterans would be in uniform. The US Flag and the Confederate Stars and Bars would be present. The whole event would show the nation that we had moved past the war…. but the Grand Army of the Republic said – no Confederate uniforms and no Confederate battle flags.

November 20, 2021 1

Teachers, South, and Calico Dresses

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By “waved the calico dresses of woman who dared…” was De Bois saying they wore colorfully dresses? Printed cotton dresses? Were the dresses waving freely or were the women wearing the dresses? Does “calico dresses” imply made in India, the US, England, somewhere else? Is it a comment on social & economic standing? Is this a simple etymology exercise or something more?