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Entries by Kenneth C. Davis from 06/2009

Helen Keller: Socialist and Pacifist

| Posted 06.05.2009 | Politics

Helen Keller died on June 1, 1968 in Connecticut. Most of us learned about her childhood. But they didn't tell us she was a Socialist and a pacifist.

"No Sense of Decency" Welch v. McCarthy: A Smear Undone

| Posted 06.09.2009 | Politics

The dramatic moment marked a turning point in the so-called McCarthy Era. It came during one of the first nationally televised Senate hearings, known as the Army-McCarthy hearings.

Summer Reading List With a Twist

| Posted 06.10.2009 | Style

some of my favorite history books --recent and not-so recent--that may help you keep cool by taking you down to the water.

Happy Juneteenth Celebrating the End of Slavery

| Posted 06.19.2009 | Politics

Since 1865, June 19th has served as another kind of Independence Day.

A Historian's Revolting July 4 Reading List

| Posted 06.23.2009 | Healthy Living

With Independence Day just around the corner, here is a list of ten of my favorite books about the Revolutionary War era.

Stonewall and Pride

| Posted 06.27.2009 | New York

There have been many remarkable changes in this country and the world over the past 40 years -- an African American president, the woman's right move...

Pursuing Happiness: Surprising Facts About the Declaration

| Posted 06.29.2009 | Healthy Living

No, Taco Bell did not buy the rights to the Liberty Bell -- that was a very successful April Fools Day joke. (Yes, they got me.)

Pursuing Happiness (Part 2) Declaration 101

| Posted 06.30.2009 | Healthy Living

"Inalienable" or "unalienable"? Jefferson's drafts shows he wrote "inalienable." The parchment and printed versions use "unalienable."

UFOs and "Official Stories:" Why Do We Believe?

| Posted 06.30.2009 | Healthy Living

It is much easier to believe a simplistic and often appealing narrative. People are gullible. The world of advertising is built around that truism.