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A Historian Compares Presidents Jackson and Trump

29 May

At the History News Network, Pulitzer-Prize-winning historian Daniel Walker Howe notes similarities and differences between Presidents Andrew Jackson and Donald Trump: History News Network | The Shameful Way Donald Trump Is Like Andrew Jackson

This Day in History – May 28, 1830 Andrew Jackson Signs Indian Removal Act

28 May

Apropos Memorial Day: On this day in 1830, President Andrew Jackson signed the Indian Removal Act.

Source: This Day in History – May 28, 1830 Andrew Jackson Signs Indian Removal Act – Native News Online

Before Jackie Put the White House on TV, Mrs. Hoover Made Home Movies

28 Mar

Stephen Leggett of the Library Congress has a fascinating post, with film clips, of Mrs. Hoover’s color movies from the Hoover White House era: Before Jackie Put the White House on TV, Mrs. Hoover Made Home Movies | Library of Congress Blog

When Religious Biography Is Not Hagiography: Woodrow Wilson

14 Feb

A new book on Woodrow Wilson illustrates that religious biography need not be hagiography. Read Chris Gehrz’s review here: When Religious Biography Is Not Hagiography: Woodrow Wilson

At Trump’s inauguration, Franklin Graham, Cardinal Dolan and four more clergy will pray

29 Dec

Religion at the inauguration: At Trump’s inauguration, Franklin Graham, Cardinal Dolan and four more clergy will pray – The Washington Post

Donald Trump, Man of Faith

27 Dec

At First Things, Matthew Schmitz offers a very insightful essay about the religious influences on our President-elect: Donald Trump, Man of Faith by Matthew Schmitz | Articles | First Things

George Washington dies – Dec 14, 1799

14 Dec

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On this day in history, George Washington dies on Dec 14, 1799. My wife and I had the opportunity to visit Mount Vernon a few months ago, so the place of his death has a new resonance for us (see photo above.) See a concise review of Washington’s life here: George Washington dies – Dec 14, 1799 – HISTORY.com

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