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Where Did the Irish Stereotype Come From? And Why Is It Still in Movies and on TV Today?

Filmmakers these days can’t seem to do Ireland justice. Despite being on the cutting edge of modern technology and communication,…

How to History: How to Use HistoryNet

Welcome to HistoryNet, the comprehensive look at history by historians and historical experts! It can be daunting to dive right…

How a ‘Band of Brothers’ Actor Became Part of His Real-Life Counterpart’s Family

Not long after production began on the “Band of Brothers,” Trish Zavrel got a telephone call from her father, Edward…

Did the Army and Marines Really Hate Each Other? These Never-Before-Published Eugene Sledge Stories May Change Your Mind.

In May 1945, during the Battle of Okinawa, Cpl. Eugene B. Sledge and his comrades in K Company, 3rd Battalion,…

James Madison’s Crystal Flute Hadn’t Been Played in Centuries — Then Pop Star Lizzo Came Along

What does James Madison — the 4th president of the United States and a writer of the Constitution and the…

When Will Lake Mead Give Up Its B-29?

The B-29’s large tail would be the first part of the airplane to break the surface. (National Park Service) At…

Watch Churchill’s ‘Some Chicken, Some Neck’ Speech

On Dec. 30, 1941, not long after the United States had entered the war, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill addressed…

Why Is No One Buried in the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier for Vietnam?

The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, overlooking Washington from a hill at Virginia’s Arlington National Cemetery, has come to symbolize…

Inventing the Future: How the Civil War Inspired the Commodities Market

In the Washington, DC, of 1862, Peter H. Watson’s powerful, hefty frame and red Amish-style beard made him instantly recognizable…

Mathew Brady Was a Genius. His New Monument Lives Up To That Reputation

On September 17, 2022, Historic Congressional Cemetery dedicated The Mathew Brady Memorial, near the famed photographer’s final resting place in…