On October 3rd 1863, President Abraham Lincoln issued a Thanksgiving Day Proclamation which would set the last Thursday of every November as an official holiday of Thanksgiving. During his administration, President Lincoln issued many orders similar to this. …

1894 Pullman Strike — Courtesy of Footsearch, Getty Images


The Phoenix, the mythical bird of Greek mythology, was said to be a creature which arose from the ashes of its predecessor. In many ways, the Phoenix could serve as an emblem of the postbellum period of America. A nation divided and covered in the ashes of a horrific…

Blake Stephen Hart

Husband/Father/Pastor/Army Chaplain/Historian

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