Posts Tagged ‘history’

February 2nd, 2021 - 9:42 am § in America, Misc., Racism

A brief history of African-American heroes

From Revolutionary War days to the present, many African-Americans have given their all for a country that often was reluctant to acknowledge them. While the Tuskegee Airmen are widely known, thanks in part to Hollywood, how many people know the story of the Buffalo soldiers? Or the Harlem Hellfight[...]

December 18th, 2020 - 12:43 am § in Misc.

Movie: Battle of Nagashino (1992)

What happened to sumurai who brought katani (swords) to a gunfight. This depiction of an actual event that took place in A.D. 1575 (info here) is an excerpt from a Japanese TV series (“Nobunaga, King of Zipangu,” Episode 38, info here). Running time: 11:49 min. Return to The-Ave.US Home [...]

December 1st, 2020 - 1:44 am § in Misc.

Full-length feature film: Matewan (1987)

Critically-acclaimed film about labor organizing in the West Virginia coalfields, culminating with a depiction of the “Matewan massacre,” an historical event of May 9, 1920, which is reenacted in the present day as a tourist attraction (second video below). Running time: 2 hrs. 13 mins. [...]

November 12th, 2020 - 9:55 pm § in Misc.

Movie: “Vidovdan’s Bells 1914”

Serbian movie with English subtitles depicting the Battle of Cer between Austria-Hungarian invaders and Serb defenders, the first engagement of World War 1. This is an excerpt from a 2018 feature film titled “King Petar the First.” Violence, profanity, battle scenes, and depictions of at[...]

September 27th, 2020 - 4:33 am § in Environment, Misc.



September 4th, 2020 - 2:14 am § in China, Foreign Affairs, Misc., Russia

Historians say Truman didn’t order Nagasaki bombing

Once the A-bomb was tested and worked, whether civilians or the military would control it became an issue. Thanks to Truman, it remained under civilian control. Today, the Department of Energy, not the military, is the custodian of America’s nuclear weapons. Everyone knows Truman ordered the H[...]

August 23rd, 2020 - 9:06 am § in Misc.

Mystery of the Sea


July 27th, 2020 - 2:46 pm § in Politics

GOP Senator describes slavery as “necessary evil”

Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR), a potential future GOP presidential contender, is drawing fire for describing slavery as a “necessary evil,” although he did so in the context of how he believes the Founding Fathers viewed it. He used the words in floor remarks about a bill he introduced to withh[...]

July 23rd, 2020 - 4:05 pm § in America

Was Lincoln right to preserve the Union by force?

Of course, this is a rhetorical question. Lincoln was America’s most consequential president; world history would be very different if the United States had broken in two in the mid-19th century. The result would have been an industrialized North with a strong central government, and an agricu[...]

April 30th, 2020 - 1:05 am § in America

FACEBOOK on the Louisiana Purchase

On Saturday, April 30, 1803, the Louisiana Purchase Treaty was signed by Robert Livingston, James Monroe, and Barbé Marbois in Paris. President Jefferson announced the treaty to the American people on July 4. After the signing of the Louisiana Purchase agreement in 1803, Livingston made this famous[...]