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Solomon Northup After His “12 Years a Slave”

Solomon Northup After His “12 Years a Slave”

The sensational story blared from the front page of the January 20, 1853, edition of the New York Times. Shocked New Yorkers read the incredible tale of Solomon Northup, a free black man who had been lured from upstate Saratoga Springs to the slave territory of Washington, D.C. by a pair of white men who promised him employment as a fiddler in a traveling circus.

The Memoirs of General Ulysses S. Grant

The Memoirs of General Ulysses S. Grant

The route followed by the army from Puebla to the City of Mexico was over Rio Frio mountain, the road leading over which, at the highest point, is about eleven thousand feet above tide water. The pass through this mountain might have been easily defended, but it was not; and the advanced division reached the summit in three days after leaving Puebla.

Second Sikh War - History

Second Sikh War - History

The British defeated the Sikhs at Chillianwalla and Gujart. This forced the Sikhs to surrender at Rawalpindi. The British annex Punjab under the terms of the treaty of Raj.

Letter from Tony Mininni (4 of 5)

Letter from Tony Mininni (4 of 5)

Letter from Tony Mininni (4 of 5)This is page four of a letter from Tony Mininni to Rose and Oscar Dobler, the parents of John Dobler, pilot of a B-24 from 828th Bombardment Squadron, 485th Bombardment Group of the 15th Air Force that had been forced to ditch near Vis island on the Croatian coast, while returning from a mission to bomb Linz, Austria on 20 January 1945.

How many defensive lines did China build for the Second Sino-Japanese War?

How many defensive lines did China build for the Second Sino-Japanese War?

Lots of famous defensive lines were built up to and during WWII, like the Maginot Line or Atlantic Wall. China did the same for the Second Sino-Japanese war, two lines they built were part of the so-

John Lascelles

John Lascelles

Read the essential details about John Lascelles that includes quotations and the main facts of his life.