professor Hayden Bellenoit
History

A History of British India: The Torch Podcast

February 6, 2017

On this episode of The Torch, host Ed Leon and professor Hayden Bellenoit discuss the complicated and tumultuous British rule of India. Listen in as they examine the global saga of colonialism and imperialism, including the clashing interests of commerce, culture, and sovereignty that it created. […]

British History

The Great Fire of London

January 24, 2017

By Professor Robert Bucholz, Loyola University Chicago The summer of 1666 was hot and dry. Most people were grateful because they thought that the heat would […]

Portrait of Thomas Jefferson
American History

The Inauguration of Thomas Jefferson

January 20, 2017

By Gary W. Gallagher, Ph.D., University of Virginia; Patrick N. Allitt, Ph.D., Emory University; Allen C. Guelzo, Ph.D., Gettysburg University There was no question in Thomas Jefferson’s mind but that his […]

Civil Rights March on Washington, D.C. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Mathew Ahmann in a crowd.
American History

Martin Luther King, Jr.— American Prophet

January 16, 2017

By Allen C. Guelzo, PhD, Gettysburg College Martin Luther King, Jr.’s success stemmed from formidable oratory skills sharpened at the pulpit coupled with an intellectual […]

(Image: Sean Pavone/Shutterstock)
American History

Remember the Alamo

January 8, 2017

By Allen C. Guelzo,PhD, Gettysburg College As Americans swarmed into the territories of the Louisiana Purchase, they triggered a major conflict with Mexico over American […]

19th-century depiction of St Thomas Becket (Image: Photographed by cnbrb/Public domain)
British History

The Murder of Archbishop Becket

January 7, 2017

By Philip Daileader, PhD, The College of William & Mary On December 29, 1170, Thomas Becket, the former Archbishop of Canterbury under King Henry II, […]

Al Capone in Miami, Florida (Image: By Miami Police Department - http://getcapone.com/gallery.html/Public Domain)
American History

Al Capone: Lord of The Chicago Underworld

January 4, 2017

Throughout American history, the names of certain criminals have taken on romantic associations. Al Capone is a case in point. Capone, who was born in 1899 and lived until 1947, became the leading organized crime figure in Chicago during the 1920s, when the unpopular Prohibition Amendment to the Constitution tempted thousands of citizens to cooperate with criminals to procure alcohol. […]

Moray Incan agricultural terraces at Moray, Peru
History

The Origins of Agriculture

December 23, 2016

Explore perhaps the most important revolution in the history of humanity, and even of our planet: the transition from foraging to agriculture. […]

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