Many people have heard of Jules Verne’s book, Around the World in Eighty Days. At the time it was written, without air travel, the idea of traveling around the world in two and a half months seemed preposterous. The book, … Continued
“Who’s Annie?” the doctor asked. Annie was a young girl brought in here because she was incorrigible—nobody could do anything with her. She’d bite and scream and throw her food at people. The doctors and nurses couldn’t even examine her or anything. I’d see them trying with her spitting and scratching at them. “I was only a few years younger than her myself, and I used to think, ‘I sure would hate to be locked up in a cage-like that.’ I wanted to help her, but I didn’t have any idea what I could do. I mean, if the doctors and nurses couldn’t help her, what could someone like me do?
Georgeanna Woolsey was a nurse that served in the Sanitary Commission for the Union during the Civil War. On a visit to Charleston, S.C. just before the war, she witnessed a huge slave auction that forever confirmed her opposition to … Continued
Most Americans have heard of the battles of Lexington and Concord, and “The Shot Heard Round The World”. But the American revolution, or the American rebellion as the British would say, wasn’t something that happened all at once. There were … Continued
Granger read aloud the contents of “General Order No. 3”, announcing the total emancipation of those held as slaves: “The people of Texas are informed that, in accordance with a proclamation from the Executive of the United States, all slaves are free. This involves an absolute equality of personal rights and rights of property between former masters and slaves, and the connection heretofore existing between them becomes that between employer and hired labor.