Test Your 19th-Century Slang

When it comes to nineteenth-century slang, are you a ninny or smart as a steel trap? Keep reading to find out! Did you know, that if you called me a Kate, I would give you Jesse? I might even plant a sockdollager on your snout and knock you into a cocked hat....

Why I Want To Hi-Five Clara Barton

  I am in the midst of another round of research, this time looking into certain aspects of the Civil War, when I stumble across a letter written by Clara Barton that makes me wish I could go back in time and hi-five her. I am sure many of you recognize the name...

Did You Know? – Ultimo & Instant

As a historical researcher, I still occasionally come across a word which I don’t recognize, but in the beginning, there were two words I saw repeatedly in the newspapers which absolutely drove me bonkers. I could not, just from the context, figure out exactly...

Name That Decade

I love pretty much anything to do with history, but it’s no secret that my favorite part of history is nineteenth-century American history. Today, we’re going to play a game to see how much you know about the different decades of the nineteenth century in...

Why I Want To Hi-Five Clara Barton

I am in the midst of another round of research, this time looking into certain aspects of the Civil War, when I stumble across a letter written by Clara Barton that makes me wish I could go back in time and hi-five her. I am sure many of you recognize the name of...

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