This is Our Land

By Jedidiah D. Fox Georgia, one of America’s proudest states, is where we, the Americans, have settled and created an abundant life for the next generations to come. However, we can never forget that we live upon the lands of what was once owned by the Cherokee, a tribe of rebellious Indians believing that they…

The Ideal Community

By: Aki A. Today I went to a town called “New Harmony” in Indiana in order to understand more knowledge about utopian communities. The settlement was first founded by the Harmony society under the leadership of a group of German in Indiana, they named this settlement “Harmony” in 1804.1Then in 1815, the town was moved…

A World Divided

By Elliott von Currer December 3, 1823 Baltimore, MD President James Monroe 1816 George Washington left the President’s house after departing on the people of America a message of urgency. In his Farewell Address, Washington spoke of a nation “which indulges toward another an habitual hatred or an habitual fondness is in some degree a…

The Lowell Crisis

By Margret Brown, 1845   LOWELL, MASSACHUSETTS– From the outside, Lowell Massachusetts looks like a haven for young ladies looking for work. While that is partially correct, it is not the whole truth. Look further into the mills and the stories of the girls running it, and you will find the whole truth. The mills…

The Slow Train to Freedom

By: Anna-Marie Cyrus November 4th, 1845 All aboard the Underground Railroad! Hang on, that’s not quite right. The Underground Railroad? Yes. Underground? No. A railroad with a train? No. So then, what is it? The Underground Railroad is supposedly a vast network of safe houses, predominately black abolitionists and routes, that leads runaway slaves to…

Trials of the Trail

by J.R. Mitchell June 28, 1844 James W. Nesmith intended to be part of the 100 person wagon train that embarked in 1842, but arrived in Independence, Missouri after the company had left. Nesmith spent the next year working as a carpenter building Fort Scott, and was ready to set out on the trail in…