In light of this being the first day of Women’s History Month, I wanted to share letters from women who managed to build homes and a life all on their own starting at the begging of the 1900s.The Homestead Act allowed people to work land out west in order to own it after a period of time. Their stories are inspiring and enlightening.
Orrin Porter Rockwell was a figure of the Wild West period of American history. A lawman in the Utah Territory. Rockwell served as a bodyguard of Joseph Smith. In today’s post, our guest writer, author of the blog History Here and Now , Thomas Richardson, shows us an unexpected side of the man whose story makes him an American legend.
Today In History – Frederick Douglass is born on February 14th, 1818. He was a social reformer, abolitionist, orator, writer, and statesman after escaping from slavery in Maryland. Douglass became a national leader of the abolitionist movement in New York and Massachusetts. His work and anti-slavery writing became famous around the world.