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At Arcadia, we believe you can never get enough history. That’s why we have this online blog, where we share unique American history stories, author features, and even some previews of our newest books. Join the community of history buffs here at Arcadia Publishing, and explore even more of American history today!
Classic Films that Inspire Travel in America
There are films added to the canon of classics for their skillful acting, superb writing or emotional capacity, and then there are films that shine through purely because they take us somewhere else. Viewers are swept away by the Silver Screen...
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5 of America’s Biggest Political Scandals Before 1900
Although we today look back on contributors to early American history with a kind eye, the Founding Fathers and their direct successors had their own share of drama while in office. Here are five of America’s most infamous political scandals prior to 1900.
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The Birth of Alcoa Aluminum
In 1889, 22-year-old Arthur Vining Davis, Captain Alfred Hunt, and George Clapp of the Pittsburgh Reduction Company appeared by appointment at Mellon Bank. Charles Martin Hall, the technical superintendent for the company, had produced aluminum, at one time the world’s most costly metal.
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The Man Behind the Boeing Name
William E. “Bill” Boeing (1881-1956) dropped out of Yale after his third year in 1903 because he sensed an opportunity to make money. Wilhelm Bӧing, an enterprising German immigrant, was a wealthy timber and mining barren who died of influenza at the age of 40 in 1890 leaving vast acreage of rain-drenched Western Washington coastal virgin timber to his only son, William.
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Omaha Beach Then and Today: Remembering D-Day
Some dates are burned into the American memory because of historical significance. For instance, we can’t reference July 4th without instantly thinking of our nation’s birth. We can’t see the date September 11th and not remember the terrible tragedies that occurred that day in 2001.
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​The Enduring Legacy of Juneteenth: Life After Emancipation
We all observe Martin Luther King Day and express our gratitude for Dr. King’s incredible accomplishments with a day of service. We also recognize Black History Month as a great opportunity to celebrate the monumental accomplishments of African American leaders, activists and visionaries. However, few people think about Juneteenth as a day to commemorate.
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The First American Car Race
  The amount of engineering, time, and funding put into the racecars we know today is incredible. The National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR) is a multi-million dollar organiz...
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