When the Press Really was Under Attack: Alexander Hanson and the Mobtown Massacre
Author Josh Cutler knows a thing or two about history. An attorney and legislator, he’s been studying the past for years. In his new book Mobtown Massacre: Alexander Hanson and the Baltimore Newspaper War of 1812, he examines one of the earliest examples of violence against the American press. He stopped by this week to give us some background on the book, and what really happened to US Senator Alexander Hanson.
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The Hidden History of the Underground Railroad
What began as an unorganized network of abolitionists determined to free enslaved African Americans evolved into one of the most prolific acts of the early 1800s. We’re examining the people and events that made the Underground Railroad possible. 
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City Spotlight: Mount Vernon, VA
As home to the country’s first president, Mount Vernon is one of the nation’s most beloved destinations. Every year nearly one million visitors make the trek up the Potomac River to visit the estate. We’re delving into the past and present of the legacy of Mount Vernon.
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Why do we celebrate Groundhog Day?
Home to the annual celebration of Groundhog Day, Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania is a city filled with rich history and lore. Read on to learn how this small Pennsylvanian town earned its claim to fame, and why we still celebrate the holiday today!
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City Spotlight: Richmond, VA
Richmond was a key player in trying ideas that would eventually be adopted in the Constitution. Let’s take a look back to how this thriving Southern city gained is traction.
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