Tag Archives: American History

Amateur Local History Corner: Cleveland Catholic Parish Closings Introduction

I may not always pick current local history topics, but I am going to start with current ones.  The first topic will be the closings of Catholic parishes between 2009 and 2010. In 2009, the Catholic diocese of Cleveland announced … Continue reading

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The Second of July, According to John Adams

The Second Day of July 1776, will be the most memorable Epocha, in the History of America. I am apt to believe that it will be celebrated, by succeeding Generations, as the great anniversary Festival. It ought to be commemorated, … Continue reading

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Frederick Douglass’s Fourth of July Speech

I haven’t read this since I was thirteen. This is far better than I remember. It is an excellent speech, and a very brave speech. (I’d kill to write like this.) “The Meaning of July Fourth for the Negro” Fellow … Continue reading

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Passover and the American Exodus Story (Random Thoughts)

I always feel jealous of Jews around Passover. They get to have a Seder meal and they tell a really exciting, scary, and moving story. I even like eating matzo. (I know, I know.) Why is this? 1 Part of … Continue reading

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The British Invasion 50 years on

It was 50 years ago today that the Beatles appeared on Ed Sullivan, conquering America. Or at least the teenage girls. Happy 50th anniversary of the British Invasion everyone!

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