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Lynched for Voting, Stealing a Bible – This Week in Historical Lynchings

This week, we'll look at three separate lynchings incidences. The first two concern black citizens exercising their right to vote. The punishment of death was often dealt out by self-described "conservative" Democrats against "progressive" Republicans (the term "liberal" would not come into use until a few decades later). Between the

Scalawag – The Fortnightly Word

I enjoy discovering and understanding words almost as much as I enjoy history. Every couple of weeks or so, we’ll pause to explore a particular word or phrase. Sometimes it’ll be one we come across on a daily basis, other times it might be something rarely spoken whose meaning is