Image of people with cattle, working in wheat fields.
American History

America’s Agrarian Society and the System of Non-Cash Exchange

November 19, 2020

Jefferson’s vision of an agrarian society became a reality, resulting in an agrarian culture as well where the farmers owned their land instead of renting it. How did this society fulfill its everyday need for other products besides their agricultural produce? […]

Heavy artillery used by the Confederates during the siege of Vicksburg.
American History

Breaking the Confederate Stronghold over Vicksburg

November 18, 2020

The Confederates controlled the area between Vicksburg and Port Hudson, Louisiana. While these were the two remaining strong points, Vicksburg was the more important one of the two. Until Vicksburg fell, Union plans to control the Mississippi River could not be completed, which is why it was Ulysses S. Grant’s first target. […]

A statue of Amenhotep III.
Ancient History

Glory Years of Ancient Egypt Under Amenhotep III

November 17, 2020

Amenhotep III introduced unique practices in his court­—from marrying a commoner to signing trade agreements with foreign countries. His reign ushered an era of stability and glory in Egypt. […]

Portrait of Queen Elizabeth I, commemorating the defeat of the Spanish Armada, depicted in the background.
British History

The Last Irish Rebellion Against England

November 16, 2020

Irish rebels had fought for centuries against England in spite of the Crown’s attempts to decrease the Irishness in Irish lands to make them submit to English rule. The last of these rebellions was linked to one of the most famous families in Ireland, the O’Neill family. […]

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