Tag: American History

Which Side Had the Most Hot Air?

Both the Union and Confederate armies used hot air balloons for spying during the Civil War. Their use marked the first time any aeronautical...

Hoxie, Arkansas, the Little Rock Nine, and the Media

Watching the documentaries Hoxie: The First Stand and Eyes on the Prize, I could not help but notice several similarities and differences in both...

History from the Web

Part of why I write at Hankering for History is that I love sharing. I don’t just like sharing what I’ve learned, but also...

The Great Commoner: The Legacy of William Jennings Bryan and the...

In the early 1900s, before radio and swimming pools, the arrival of the Chautauqua circuit in small-town America was as much a part of...

History of Home Heating: From Fire in a Cave to an...

History of Home Heating: From Fire in a Cave to an Electric Fireplace (Guest Post) It might be hard for us to envision from the...

National War Labor Board’s Affect on Union Growth

The attack on Pearl Harbor, on December 7, 1941, was the event that set into action the United States’ full involvement into World War...