Propaganda Americana in the Great War

The word propaganda is considered to be negative: it suggests lying, exaggeration, and manipulation. But if propaganda can be defined as spreading information to support a cause, then it could be a good thing. Almost every country and organization uses some kind of propaganda. The U.S. began to use domestic propaganda in an organized way during World … More Propaganda Americana in the Great War

100 Years Ago, Woodrow Wilson Made a Decision that Shaped our World

One hundred years ago this month, President Woodrow Wilson plunged the United States into World War One. Wilson’s choice to push for war still baffles scholars and historians.  U.S. interests were not at risk, and the country still felt a strong aversion to dealings with other countries. Influential citizens like Henry Ford and feminist Jane … More 100 Years Ago, Woodrow Wilson Made a Decision that Shaped our World

The Last Living Remnant of the 19th Century Passes Into History

Emma Martina Luigia Morano, the oldest person in the world, died today. Emma was born in Italy, on November 29, 1899, the oldest of nine children. She was the last person known to have been born in the 19th century still living. Her life stretched across three centuries and two World Wars. The great tragedy of her … More The Last Living Remnant of the 19th Century Passes Into History