Robert Gould Shaw Memorial Day

Today, 155 Years ago, my patron saint died at Fort Wagner, South Carolina at just the ripe young age of 25. Colonel Robert Gould Shaw of the 54th Massachusetts Infantry. And, today, I honor his memory. Like I do every year on this day.   Advertisements

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Hiriam Revels: Reconstructing Adversity

After the Emancipation Proclamation was officially released in 1863, the vast majority of African Americans in the U.S. were granted certain liberties that were withheld from them in the past (Haskins). Such a man who would experience liberties was Hiram Revels, who became the first African American to sit on the United States Senate for…

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Zoroastrianism: An Essay

There is one distinct religious traditions that spans further into the past then Judaism, Islam and Christianity. This religion also greatly influenced the practices, rituals, and beliefs these three religions and many others beyond comprehension as a result. That religious tradition is – Zoroastrianism. What is Zoroastrianism? Where did it originate from? Why did Zoroastrianism…

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The City of the Ladies: An Essay

Women of the Renaissance helped to refine the soul of the Baroque period by adding sensitivity, empathy and passion to the world of arts and letters through their highly detailed contributions during the Renaissance within the realm of educational reform, the establishment of feminism, changes in Fashion & Design as well as the creation of…

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Aethelflaed: The Forgotten Queen, An Essay

Æthelflæd: The Forgotten Queen Written by Alaina Wolfgaard When you think of English history and the Dark Ages, the first thing you may think of is the crusades and King Richard the Lionheart or you may not know anything of English history at all. If you have some knowledge of it, do you think of…

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Upon The Sunrise: A Short Story

Upon The Sunrise Written by Alaina Wolfgaard This short story is dedicated to the Shaw family out of Boston who had and still have an important influence on America and its history. The tide was going in and out as the sun rose in the distance. Face behind a man standing upright in radiant blue,…

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