Spanish-American War and Lowell

The efforts of the state of Florida to control the history curriculum being taught in its schools have been much in the news lately. With that in mind, it’s reasonable to ask, why does history change over time? Isn’t it just an account of what happened in the past? Historians…

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Happy Juneteenth

Juneteenth traces its roots to June 19, 1865, when United States Army General Gordon Granger arrived in Galveston, Texas, to announce the emancipation of enslaved African Americans, a full two and a half years after the Emancipation Proclamation was issued by President Abraham Lincoln. With General Order No. 3, Granger…

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D-Day: A Turning Point in World War II

Remembering D-Day which took place 79 years ago today.  On June 6, 1944, a pivotal event unfolded on the shores of Normandy, France, forever altering the course of World War II. D-Day, also known as Operation Overlord, was the largest amphibious assault in history, initiated by the Allied forces to…

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