Striking: Labor Unions’ Powerful New Weapon

by Alexander Huffman April 4th, 1843 In Early October of the year 1840, a humble Bostonian bootmaker by the name of Jeremiah Horne began making boots without any compensation. He was a member of the Boston Journeymen Bootmakers’ Society, and his fellow bootmakers objected to his making boots for free, so conflict arose. Isaac Wait,…

Anesthesia: Surgical Miracle or Scientific Hoax?

by Axel Wood May 3, 1851 PORTLAND, OR – There is no words that can describe how horrific, painful surgeries can be. Even to a strong man, the moment when the surgical instrument tearing the skin, going inside the flesh, and bringing infinite pain can be worse than being dead. Moreover, if the surgery is…

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…

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…

Open a New Dimension for American Communication

By Camilla F. Chandelier Published May 27th, 1844 “What hath God wrought?”—the sentence, unsealing the United States of America to the new better world, was sent from Washington, DC to Baltimore on this past Friday, May 24th, 1844, by Samuel F. B. Morse1 and his “TELEGRAPH.” Rather than walking to them, knocking the doors, and having…

Formatting your post

Date, by Nom de Plum. This is a temporary post to help you understand how to format your blog post BEFORE you publish. Title: all good blog posts and journalistic pieces have creative titles, of course. These are designed to both inform and hook the reader. In the 21st century, these have morphed into “click-bait.”…

End of My Studies

I learned over my career as a journalist a lot about utopias in general and what separates them the successful ones from the ones that seem to crash and burn. In general the more successful Utopias didn’t have incredible strict rules on religion and just required to people to see god more as a human…

American Mexican War Reflection

October 17, 18450 As the United States have grown tremendously, through immigration and nativity, they have ran into many issues regarding expansion. The Louisiana Purchase of 1803 provided hundreds of thousands of square miles to accommodate the rapid growth of the United States population. This new land inspired many people, like myself, to take advantage…

The Free Thought Movement

New York, October 16th, 1850. From the Journalistic Reports of Cyril Bennet. In the past years I have seen many variations in this country on the theme of Christianity, yet rarely have I observed faith to be accompanied by logical thinking. The Catholic riots on the west coast and the countless violent crimes against Mormons,…

The New Harmony

    New Harmony Date Published 23  May, 1831 Robert Malachi here, reporting to you today from the Washington Post, today I will be discussing the utopia known as The New Harmony. The New Harmony was established in the year 1825 and was disband in 1829. Although I will not be going very in depth…