General Grant’s expulsion of the Jews from Paducah, Kentucky during the Civil War

General Grant’s expulsion of the Jews from Paducah, Kentucky during the Civil War

This is the story of how the actions of Cesar Kaskel, a resident of Paducah during the Civil War, lead to the ending of a Union military injustice, that became known as the worst official anti-Semitic action in American history, when Major-General Ulysses S. Grant issued General Orders No. 11 on December 17th, 1862, instructing … Continue reading

The Battle of Paducah during the Civil War

The Battle of Paducah during the Civil War

An Attack may be coming – March 20-24, 1864 After the initial excitement when Confederate General Polk invaded Kentucky to take Hickman and Columbus, General Grant’s taking of Paducah, and the Union successes in the battles of Fort Henry and Fort Donelson, the region went through the adjustment of being occupied by the Union Army, … Continue reading

A little history – Common Sense

A little history – Common Sense

  When the Boston Massacre occurred on March 5, 1770 and the Boston Tea Party took place on December 16th, 1773, the colonists were highly agitated by these events, but throughout all of this, they still considered themselves British subjects that had grievances against the reigning British monarch, George III. In the year 1775, hostilities broke out … Continue reading

Video: A muckraking history to remember

Video: A muckraking history to remember

While the original meaning of ‘muckrake’ was someone that raked for dung, it has become known today as someone that searches out and publicly exposes real or apparent misconduct of a prominent individual or business, but this kind of reporting has been playing second fiddle to the sensational 24/7 style of reporting being employed by the … Continue reading

George Washington’s warning against political parties

George Washington’s warning against political parties

With all of the fighting between the political parties, many people are defined by which party they belong and the issues that they stand for. Partisan attacks and polarization have become the norm, and the division in the nation is clearly growing to an alarming level. Whether you are liberal or conservative minded, it is the issues that … Continue reading