Soul Cakes | Halloween Treats

Soul cakes with raisins

Halloween Treats Soul Cakes Halloween has a complicated history, and in America the spooky treat filled day is the result of a mix of cultural and religious practices, and civic and commercial influences. The 18th century immigrants, most notably the Irish and Scottish, mixed traditional …

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Money Troubles: Counterfeit Coins in Early America

Midnight Ride of Paul Revere at the beginning of the American Revolution

Today’s Counterfeit Coin Market Today counterfeit American coins  circulate in large numbers. A booming collectors’ market fuels the effort to mint good quality fakes. Sometimes the coins are not even real silver or gold. In China, counterfeiters mint, tone and age the popular Morgan Dollars. …

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Richard Nixon’s First Vice President? A Short Biography – Spiro Agnew

The following is a short biography on Spiro T. Agnew, based in part on a reading of Dennis Wepman article “Agnew, Spiro T” published in “American National Biography Online” that I read while at Liberty University. I admit that I was surprised to learn that …

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The Russians Are Coming! Polish Ingenuity in a Time of Crisis.

The FT-B, the little Ford that could! In 1920 Poland was at war with the Soviet Union. The Soviets had pushed through the Ukraine and were at the doorstep of Warsaw. The Country of Poland had the fourth largest armored division in the world at …

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