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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!
How the Industrial Revolution Shaped America
In the mid-1800s, Americans witnessed a surge of powerful technologies that had the potential to increase their productivity and profits. This movement became the industrial revolution, and this is how it changed the course of the nation. 
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Author Spotlight: Joyce Carol Oates
Throughout her career, author Joyce Carol Oates has published an astounding 58 books. Oates’ literary talents were recognized when she was a young girl. Today, she is one of the most prolific writers in the country. This is a glimpse into the life of Joyce Carol Oates.
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Jefferson Davis: Leader of the Confederacy
Largely associated with the establishment and, in the end, the defeat of the Confederate United States, Jefferson Davis was a pivotal figure in United States history. This is the legacy he left behind. 
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Author Spotlight: Allen Ginsberg
Poet, musician, and activist, Allen Ginsberg was a revolutionary figure in 20th century America. Read on to learn of his life and the reputation he left behind. 
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Looking for a Killer in Solving the West Palm Beach Murder of Jeffrey Heagerty
At the age of only 19, young Jeffrey Heagerty’s life was cut short when his body was discovered in West Palm Beach, Florida. The victim of a murder case that eventually went cold, it took several years before Heagerty’s killer was brought to justice. Solving the West Palm Beach Murder of Jeffrey Heagerty details this unique case. Read on to get a special sneak peek into the book!
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The Spies Next Door: Julius and Ethel Rosenberg
The Cold War was a tense time for many American citizens – as friction between America and the Soviet Union reached a fever pitch, many came to suspect even their closest neighbors as Russian communists or spies. In the midst of this hostility, the arrest and trial of husband and wife Julius and Ethel Rosenberg seemed confirm many Americans worst fears. Read on to learn more about the Rosenbergs, and the trial that rocked 1950s America.
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7 Heroes of Baseball in America
In the years since its first game, America’s Pastime has created some of the most talented baseball players the world has ever seen. Many spent their careers setting new records that would take later players years to beat. From the practice field to game day, these are the baseball players who revolutionized the sport in America. 
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6 Women Who Shaped the American Revolution
When considering those who most impacted the American Revolution, we think of men like George Washington, Alexander Hamilton, and other leading Founding Fathers. However, these characters of history were not the only ones to leave their mark on the birth of the nation. From the battlefield to the home, these are some of the founding women of the American Revolution.
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