African Passages, Lowcountry Adaptations

Captives being brought on board a slave ship on the West Coast of Africa (Slave Coast), c1880. Although Britain outlawed slavery in 1833 and it was abolished in the USA after the defeat of the Confederacy in the Civil War in 1865, the transatlantic trade in African slaves continued. The main market for the slaves[…]

Perkins Asks Trump to “Ferret Out” LGBT Supporters in State Department – Trump Calls the Request ‘Absurd’

By Stephen D. Foster, Jr. / 12.18.2016 Conservatives apparently want a witch hunt in every government department. Earlier this month, Donald Trump’s transition team demanded that the Energy Department give them a list of names of employees who study climate change and the labs used to research it. It is assumed that Trump’s team wanted[…]

A History of the Declaration of Independence

Nations come into being in many ways. Military rebellion, civil strife, acts of heroism, acts of treachery, a thousand greater and lesser clashes between defenders of the old order and supporters of the new–all these occurrences and more have marked the emergences of new nations, large and small. The birth of our own nation included[…]

Jeannette Rankin, First Woman Elected to Congress

Biography Office: Representative State/Territory: Montana Party: Republican Congress(es): 65th (1917–1919), 77th (1941–1943) Jeannette Rankin’s life was filled with extraordinary achievements: she was the first woman elected to Congress, one of the few suffragists elected to Congress, and the only Member of Congress to vote against U.S. participation in both World War I and World War[…]

Pompeii and Herculaneum: Lessons from the Ruins

An antique roman stone street through ruins of Pompeii,Italy Archaeology A General Q&A By Andrew Wren History Advisor Cambridgeshire City Council It’s been nearly 2,000 years since two Roman cities were destroyed by a volcanic eruption, and archaeologists and researchers are still working to uncover information about Herculaneum and Pompeii – including what the Roman[…]

The Hittite Empire

Hattusa, Capital of the Hittite Empire – City Wall The Hittite were a people in Asia Minor who formed one of the great empires of the ancient Middle East. It lasted from the eighteenth century BC through to the start of the twelfth century BC, and in its heyday challenged both Babylon and Egypt for[…]

The Zamenhof Legacy

L.L. Zamenhof By Dr. Romeo Vitelli / 09.30.2016 Psychologist Providentia It was a noble idea.  Who knew that such tragedy would spring from it? When L._L._Zamenhof developed the artificial language known as Esperanto, he intended it as a method of international communication to promote peaceful coexistence among nations (the name of the language stems from[…]