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Robert McNamara

Updated Articles and Resources

By Robert McNamara

    Updated Articles and Resources
    • The Homestead Steel Strike Created: Tuesday, March 13, 2012 Updated: Thursday, August 28, 2014
      A strike at a Pennsylvania steel mill turned shockingly violent as townspeople battled a small army of Pinkertons in 1892.
    • Margaret Fuller Created: Sunday, July 26, 2009 Updated: Thursday, August 28, 2014
      Margaret Fuller, an early feminist writer and editor, was an important member of the New England Transcendentalist circle.
    • Thaddeus Stevens Created: Sunday, October 28, 2012 Updated: Thursday, August 28, 2014
      Thaddeus Stevens, eccentric congressman and fierce opponent of slavery, was a dominant figure on Capitol Hill in the Civil War era.
    • The Christiana Riot Created: Monday, June 17, 2013 Updated: Thursday, August 28, 2014
      Fugitive slaves in Pennsylvania resisted an attempt to capture them and the violent incident created a national uproar in 1851.
    • The Sinking of the Steamship Arctic Created: Sunday, July 12, 2009 Updated: Thursday, August 28, 2014
      The sinking of the steamship Arctic, one of the grandest liners afloat, was a disaster that stunned the world in September 1854.
    • First Crossing of the Brooklyn Bridge Created: Saturday, June 28, 2014 Updated: Thursday, August 28, 2014
      The first crossing of the Brooklyn Bridge, by an engineer dangling from a cable, happened at about the halfway point of the bridge's construction.
    • Financier Russell Sage Attacked Created: Saturday, June 28, 2014 Updated: Thursday, August 28, 2014
      Financier Russell Sage was nearly killed in 1891 when a dynamite bomb exploded in his Manhattan office.
    • The Abner Doubleday Baseball Myth Created: Sunday, March 30, 2014 Updated: Thursday, August 28, 2014
      How the story was concocted that Abner Doubleday invented baseball.
    • John Morrissey, Boxer and Politician Created: Wednesday, February 26, 2014 Updated: Wednesday, August 27, 2014
      John Morrissey, known as Old Smoke, was a bare knuckles boxer and political enforcer who became a member of Congress.
    • William H. Seward Created: Wednesday, September 26, 2012 Updated: Wednesday, August 27, 2014
      William H. Seward, political rival of Abraham Lincoln, became his secretary of state and skillfully guided U.S. foreign policy during the Civil War.
    • Reasons to Respect the Luddites Created: Monday, April 28, 2014 Updated: Wednesday, August 27, 2014
      Luddite is tossed around as an insult, but here are five reasons to respect the real Luddites.
    • The Sepoy Mutiny of 1857 Shook British Rule in India Created: Saturday, February 25, 2012 Updated: Wednesday, August 27, 2014
      The Sepoy Mutiny, also known as the Indian Revolt of 1857, shook British rule in India.
    • Krakatoa Volcano Eruption in 1883 Was a Worldwide Weather and Media Event Created: Monday, August 10, 2009 Updated: Wednesday, August 27, 2014
      Krakatoa's colossal eruption in 1883 became an early worldwide media event thanks to news traveling very quickly by telegraph.
    • Tweed Ring Associates Created: Wednesday, July 30, 2014 Updated: Wednesday, August 27, 2014
      The Tweed Ring consisted of three main associates who helped Boss Tweed operate his corrupt administration of New York City.
    • Joshua Barney Created: Wednesday, July 30, 2014 Updated: Sunday, August 24, 2014
      Commodore Joshua Barney, an early American naval hero, distinguished himself with bravery on land while trying to stop the 1814 British attack on Washington.
    • Archbishop John Hughes Led the New York Irish In the 19th Century Created: Thursday, January 03, 2008 Updated: Sunday, August 24, 2014
      John Hughes, an Irish immigrant, became the politically powerful archbishop of New York in the Civil War era.
    • Steve Brodie and the Brooklyn Bridge Created: Sunday, June 29, 2014 Updated: Saturday, August 23, 2014
      Steve Brodie's famous 1886 leap from the Brooklyn Bridge may never have happened, but that really didn't matter.
    • Yellow Journalism Created: Monday, July 29, 2013 Updated: Saturday, August 23, 2014
      Definition of Yellow Journalism
    • American Defenders Saved Baltimore in September 1814 Created: Sunday, May 06, 2012 Updated: Friday, August 22, 2014
      The Battle of Baltimore in September 1814 saved the city from falling into British hands during the War of 1812.
    • British Troops Burned the Capitol and the White House in 1814 Created: Monday, September 15, 2008 Updated: Friday, August 22, 2014
      The burning of Washington in 1814 by British troops was a humiliating episode in American history.
    • Martin Van Buren: Significant Facts and Brief Biography Created: Sunday, July 22, 2012 Updated: Friday, August 22, 2014
      The significant facts one needs to know about Martin Van Buren, America's eighth president and in many ways the founder of the nation's system of political parties.
    • Balloon Pioneer Thaddeus Lowe Served the Union Army Created: Thursday, July 07, 2011 Updated: Wednesday, August 20, 2014
      Balloon pioneer Thaddeus Lowe offered his scientific expertise to Abraham Lincoln and became the creator of the U.S. Army's Balloon Corps during the Civil War.
    • The USS Constitution Defeated HMS Guerriere Early in the War of 1812 Created: Wednesday, May 30, 2012 Updated: Wednesday, August 20, 2014
      The USS Constitution defeated HMS Guerriere early in the War of 1812, providing a much-needed boost for American morale.
    • Benjamin Harrison: Facts and Brief Biography Created: Thursday, June 20, 2013 Updated: Wednesday, August 20, 2014
      The basic facts one should know about Benjamin Harrison, 23rd president of the United States.
    • Thomas Jefferson: Significant Facts and Brief Biography Created: Friday, August 24, 2012 Updated: Monday, August 18, 2014
      The basic facts one should know about Thomas Jefferson, third president of the United States and author of the Declaration of Independence.
    • James Monroe: Significant Facts and Brief Biography Created: Sunday, July 29, 2012 Updated: Monday, August 18, 2014
      The facts one should know about James Monroe, America's fifth president, who is best remembered for the Monroe Doctrine and the Era of Good Feelings.
    • John Quincy Adams: Significant Facts and Brief Biography Created: Sunday, June 24, 2012 Updated: Monday, August 18, 2014
      The significant facts one needs to know about John Quincy Adams, American diplomat, president, and congressman.
    • Walt Whitman Created: Monday, May 27, 2013 Updated: Monday, August 18, 2014
      Walt Whitman was one of the most important writers of the 19th century and was arguably the greatest American poet.
    • Dolley Madison Created: Wednesday, July 30, 2014 Updated: Monday, August 18, 2014
      Dolley Madison saved valuables from destruction before the British burned the White House.
    • New York City's 1814 Defenses Created: Wednesday, July 30, 2014 Updated: Saturday, August 16, 2014
      A feared attack by the British in 1814 prompted thousands of New Yorkers to volunteer to construct fortifications to defend the city.
    • Great Railroad Strike of 1877 Created: Tuesday, July 29, 2014 Updated: Thursday, August 14, 2014
      The Great Strike of railroad workers in 1877 led to violent clashes between federal troops and workers and had a permanent effects on American society.
    • The Police Gazette Created: Sunday, December 29, 2013 Updated: Tuesday, August 12, 2014
      In the late 1800s the Police Gazette and its editor, Richard K. Fox, influenced American journalism by introducing extensive sporting coverage.

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