Monday, June 27, 2022

This Day in Virginia History: Nativism in 1852

On August 16, 1852, an article defending future president Franklin Pierce against charges of anti-Catholic sentiment ran in the Lynchburg Daily Virginian.
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Lt. Gov. Fairfax Welcomes President Trump to Jamestown

For all the talk of Del. Ibraheem Samirah’s disruption of President Trump’s speech in Jamestown this week, at least one Democrat thought the event...

American Socialism, Part I: Beginnings

The presupposition of Biblical human depravity was slowly replaced by the extra-Biblical ideal that men can not only improve themselves, but can take measures to improve their neighbors.

LINGAMFELTER: I’m a Dreamer, Too…

Scott Lingamfelter dreams about a lot of things.

This Day in Virginia History: Louisa Confederate Monument Erected in 1905

On August 17, 1905, Louisa County held a ceremonious event unveiling its new “monument to the Confederate soldiers of the county, living and dead.”

Flashback: That Time a Chinese Businessman’s Donation to McAuliffe Caught the FBI’s Attention

This isn't Terry McAuliffe's first rodeo. The Democrat previously served as Virginia's 72nd governor from 2014 to 2018. But...

Mao Survivor Accuses School Board of ‘Communist Tactics’

Xi Van Fleet knows how brutal revolution can be. As a young girl, she survived Mao Zedong's Cultural Revolution. Under the traumatic circumstances,...

The Most Extraordinary Virginia Christmas

When all know the tale of the first Thanksgiving at Plymouth Rock, but how many of us (including lifelong Virginians) know the story behind...

A Warning to the Election Winners

Most people realize the conversation about the election is not over, and those who technically won the election would be wise to take that conversation very seriously.

Long-Forgotten Contents of Time Capsule Under Lee Statue Revealed

Today, we have a palate cleanser specifically for you history lovers: historians opened a Civil War-era time capsule recovered from the pedestal of the...
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