The four young Coast Guardsmen barely spoke. It was February 18, 1952, and they were driving from the Chatham Lifeboat Station to the fish pier across town. Ervin Maske, Andy Fitzgerald, Richard Livesey...
For more than three decades, the RMS Queen Mary sailed the North Atlantic. During World War II, the ship worked to defeat Hitler; during times of peace, the Queen Mary was the vessel of choice for the...
The Underground Railroad was an amazing network of people and passages that helped fugitive slaves escape to the North and even to Canada. It's a Pulitzer-winning novel, too. But the Underground Railroad was...
In the late 19th century, George W. Vanderbilt II opened a mansion on the outskirts of Asheville, North Carolina. Called Biltmore, it was the largest home to ever be built in America, and a wonder of Gilded...
If you were tricked into slavery, how would you react? A famous legend in Georgia’s Golden Isles tells of a group of free West Africans who willingly came to America for work, upon realizing they would be...
Just how Irish is Boston? So Irish they named their basketball team the Celtics. To say Boston, Massachusetts is an Irish town would be a gross understatement. Immigrants from Ireland settled in the historic East Coast town...
Young paesani from the Marche region pose in Chicago Heights for this 1920s photograph. Photographs like this, implying success and contentment, were sent back to Italy and often sparked the desire of friends and family in...
Assyrians are an ethnic group that comes from Iran, Iraq, Syria, and Turkey. Emigration to the United States was sparked by Early Days This is a lithographical portrait of...
Before the Beginning Jean Baptiste Point DuSable was one of the many African Americans who lived in this area before the First Great Migration, which occurred largely between 1915 and 1925. Who knows how...
Immigration and Early Years In the early years of Greek immigration, many immigrants came to the United States with the belief that their stay was temporary. However, many Greeks came to stay and were...

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