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Robert McNamara

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By Robert McNamara

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    • Pogrom: The Historic Background Created: Thursday, October 27, 2011 Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014
      Definition of Pogrom
    • Why were amputations so common in the Civil War? Created: Sunday, September 11, 2011 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      Surgeons during the Civil War often amputated limbs. Why were amputations so common in the Civil War? What made Civil War wounds so destructive?
    • Was the Morrill Tariff the Real Cause of the American Civil War? Created: Monday, May 03, 2010 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      Some people claim a forgotten law, the Morrill Tariff, was the real cause of the American Civil War. Is this true? What is the real story?
    • Why Were Flags Enormously Important in the Civil War? Created: Wednesday, July 20, 2011 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      Flags were enormously important in the American Civil War for both practical and symbolic reasons.
    • Violence Over Slavery on the Floor of the US Senate Created: Monday, May 19, 2008 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      A southern congressman beat an anti-slavery senator from Massachusetts with a cane in the U.S. Capitol as tensions over slavery boiled over in May 1856." itemprop="descript't3'" --> itemprop="descr...
    • The Compromise of 1850 Delayed the Civil War For a Decade Created: Monday, May 10, 2010 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      The Compromise of 1850, a controversial set of laws passed by Congress, preserved the Union but was only a temporary solution to the issue of slavery in America." itemprop=pr="$zTP='t3'" --> itempr...
    • Zebulon Pike Led Two Expeditions to the West in the Early 1800s Created: Monday, July 26, 2010 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      Zebulon Pike led two expeditions in the 1800s that remain mysterious to this day. Was Pike a blundering explorer cursed with bad luck, or a skillful spy?" itemprop="descrip='t3'" --> itemprop="desc...
    • Andrew Johnson: Significant Facts and Brief Biography Created: Monday, January 28, 2013 Updated: Tuesday, April 15, 2014
      Facts to know about Andrew Johnson, who became president when Abraham Lincoln was assassinated.
    • Lowell Mill Girls Created: Monday, February 27, 2012 Updated: Tuesday, April 15, 2014
      A look at Francis Cabot Lowell's innovative and adventurous Lowell Girls textile factory work program of the early 19th century.
    • Building the Erie Canal Created: Monday, June 16, 2008 Updated: Tuesday, April 15, 2014
      It was a dream, and many people scoffed. But when the Erie Canal opened in 1825, it was the marvel of its age. And it was soon a huge economic success.
    • Edwin M. Stanton, Lincoln's Secretary of War Created: Tuesday, October 16, 2012 Updated: Tuesday, April 15, 2014
      Brief biography and significant facts about Edwin M. Stanton, secretary of war in Abraham Lincoln's cabinet.
    • Facts and Images: The Assassination of Abraham Lincoln Created: Monday, April 14, 2008 Updated: Friday, April 11, 2014
      News of the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln at Ford's Theatre on April 14, 1865 shocked the United States at the end of the Civil War.
    • The Five Points, New York's Most Notorious Neighborhood Created: Monday, March 10, 2008 Updated: Friday, April 11, 2014
      Learn about the Five Points, a notorious neighborhood in New York City in the 1800s.
    • Murder of Helen Jewett Became a Media Sensation in 1836 Created: Thursday, February 25, 2010 Updated: Friday, April 11, 2014
      The 1836 murder of Helen Jewett, a beautiful young New York prostitute, became a famous murder case and one of the first media sensations.
    • Charles Darwin and His Voyage Aboard H.M.S. Beagle Created: Monday, January 05, 2009 Updated: Thursday, April 10, 2014
      HMS Beagle carried Charles Darwin around the world for five years in the early 1800s, and observations he made at the Galapagos Islands and other exotic locations led to his writings about the theo...
    • Yellow Journalism Created: Monday, July 29, 2013 Updated: Thursday, April 10, 2014
      Definition of Yellow Journalism
    • Joseph Pulitzer Created: Friday, November 29, 2013 Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014
      Concise biography of newspaperman Joseph Pulitzer, whose New York World was extremely popular in the late 1800s.
    • Knights of Labor Created: Sunday, May 04, 2008 Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014
      Definition and history of the Knights of Labor, the first major American labor union, formed in secrecy in Philadelphia in 1869.
    • Opium War Created: Thursday, March 20, 2008 Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014
      An overview of the term Opium War is given, along with an explanation of the differences between the Opium Wars that occurred in the 19th century.
    • Battle of Bull Run in Summer of 1861 Was a Disaster for the Union Army Created: Monday, June 20, 2011 Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014
      The First Battle of Bull Run (or First Manassas) was considered a defeat for the Union, and it destroyed any hope that the war would be short and easy." itemprop="descriptit3'" --> itemprop="descri...
    • Timeline from 1820 to 1830 Created: Friday, June 20, 2008 Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014
      The 1820s were a decade of exciting changes. October 26, 1825: The entire length of the Erie Canal was officially opened across New York." itemprop="description" Saturday, November 19, 2011 Updated: Tuesday, April 08, 2014
      The American Civil War lasted four years, and evolved from what people thought would be a minor conflict into an very bloody ordeal. Learn about the chronology of the Civil War.
    • Newspaper Sunday Created: Saturday, July 28, 2012 Updated: Sunday, April 06, 2014
      Newspaper Sunday: A collection of 19th century newspaper coverage of historic events.
    • The Battle of Shiloh Created: Wednesday, March 28, 2012 Updated: Sunday, April 06, 2014
      The first great costly battle of the Civil War, the Battle of Shiloh in 1862 shocked Americans in the North and South. The carnage at Shiloh indicated that the Civil War would probably be a long an...
    • Mount Tambora Was the Largest Volcanic Eruption of 19th Century Created: Saturday, March 24, 2012 Updated: Saturday, April 05, 2014
      The eruption of the volcano at Mount Tambora in 1815 was the largest volcanic eruption of the 19th century and contributed to 1816 being known as "The Year Without a Summer."
    • John Tyler, First Vice President to Suddenly Replace a President Created: Sunday, August 31, 2008 Updated: Friday, April 04, 2014
      The Tyler Precedent in 1841 clarified who would become president when a president died in office.
    • Washington Irving, Most Popular American Writer of the Early 1800s Created: Thursday, December 17, 2009 Updated: Thursday, April 03, 2014
      Washington Irving popularized the terms Gotham and Knickerbocker as well as creating unforgettable characters like Rip Van Winkle.
    • Battle of New Orleans Created: Saturday, March 29, 2014 Updated: Tuesday, April 01, 2014
      Five things to know about the Battle of New Orleans.
    • The Abner Doubleday Baseball Myth Created: Sunday, March 30, 2014 Updated: Monday, March 31, 2014
      How the story was concocted that Abner Doubleday invented baseball.
    • Roscoe Conkling Created: Sunday, March 30, 2014 Updated: Sunday, March 30, 2014
      Roscoe Conkling of New York was one of the most powerful political figures in the years after the Civil War.
    • Jean Laffite Created: Sunday, March 30, 2014 Updated: Sunday, March 30, 2014
      Jean Laffite, pirate and outlaw, became a hero at the Battle of New Orleans.
    • Crimean War articles Created: Saturday, March 29, 2014 Updated: Saturday, March 29, 2014
      A collection of articles on aspects of the Crimean War.

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