Dec
07

Eyewitness to a ‘Day of Infamy:’ Commemorating Pearl Harbor

Eyewitness to a ‘Day of Infamy:’ Commemorating Pearl Harbor

December 7, 2016, marks the 75th anniversary of the bombing of the Pearl Harbor naval base by the Japanese Imperial Navy. In commemoration of this anniversary, Patri O’Gan shares some letters from the collections of the American History Museum written by a civilian, Beth Slingerland, as she watched the attack from her home in the hills above Pearl Harbor. Continue reading Eyewitness to a ‘Day of Infamy:’ Commemorating Pearl Harbor

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May
02

May Day: America’s most traditional, radical, complicated holiday

May Day: America’s most traditional, radical, complicated holiday

From its earliest origins as a Roman festival of spring, May Day has evolved to celebrate everything from pagan fertility to the rights of the working man to a showcase for militaristic strength. Jordan Grant explores the complicated history of the holiday. Continue reading May Day: America’s most traditional, radical, complicated holiday

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