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What is Historical Fiction?
In a sense, this is an oxymoron. How can anything historical be fiction? It contradicts each other. Ah, but it is not history that is fiction. It is fiction with an historical basis.
Political Changes from Jackson's Presidency
As Andrew Jackson entered the presidential political arena, American politics were slowly changing. The playing field was changing. Politics would no longer be the way it had been in the first few elections of the new country.
Mormonism and the Second Great Awakening
As the number of those attending church more than doubled due to the Great Awakening, the spiritual focus of people also increased.
USSR and US in the Yom Kippur War
After the establishment of the state of Israel, the tension became explosive. The entanglement was not relegated only in the Middle East. The Soviet Union and the United States were involved chest high.
The Market Revolution: Jacksonian America
If you are looking for a good resource for the Jacksonian American period, you might want to check out Charles Sellers' book, The Market Revolution: Jacksonian America, 1815-1846
Film Analysis: The Diamond Empire
The Diamond Empire is an excellent documentary that examines the history of the diamond trade and the impact it has had on the peoples of Africa.
Inaugural Addresses as Pulse of Nation
To get the full feel of how the leaders of the United States of America viewed the role of President and where the country stood, the inaugural addresses are a great place to start. It is from the presidential inaugural addresses that one can understand better the various administrations and the dec
Andrew Jackon and Charles Dickinson's Duel
The duel between Charles Dickinson and Andrew Jackson centered around horse racing and loose tongues.
Sovereignty and Standby
John MacFarlane discussed in “Sovereignty and Standby: The 1964 Conference on UN Peacekeeping Forces” the desire of having resources earmarked for United Nations use and the issue of sovereignty that arose as the topic was discussed by more and more of UN members.
Impact of Slave Trade on Africa
Research has showed that the European demand for human bodies played a part in the increase of warfare by offering tribes items that made “warfare more profitable, at least in the short term.”
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