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Forgotten Voices of the Revolution

| Friday, August 1st, 2014

Everyone is fighting their own battles, so much so that throughout history, we are so caught up in the main event, just one part of the tale, that we forget about the many other voices of the narrative. This is shown explicitly during the time of the American Revolution through the Evangelicals, women, and slaves. […]

Power of the Gentry

| Saturday, July 26th, 2014

Power was everything to a man in eighteenth century Virginia. Power was accumulated through being part of the gentry, the elite First Families of Virginia, and this power was shown by their home surroundings, the life they led, and how much risk they took in order to reinforce their self identity and to send a […]

Jamestown through the Native’s Point of View

| Sunday, July 20th, 2014

When we are taught about the settling of Jamestown, w are educated through the English point of view, rarely are we encouraged to see the problem the English caused for the Native Americans who had already settled here. Though we are taught to think about Jamestown as a colonial project, their story is expanded and […]