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Missouri: The Puke State

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On April 2, 2012
Forgive the absence, I was at a conference in Madison which was a great time made greater by an unexpected trip up to Stevens Point along the Wisconsin River yesterday. Note that the living hell that is Wisconsin Dells should be bombed into the Stone...

Hayes

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On March 16, 2012

I'm not really inclined to defend Rutherford B. Hayes. But I'm annoyed that Obama repeated the stupid apocryphal tale about Hayes rejecting the telephone. This isn't because I care all.

Make Pullman a National Park

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On March 11, 2012
There's an effort to turn the site of the 1894 Pullman Strike into a national park site. You should support this. I have not yet discussed the Pullman Strike in a This Day in Labor History post, but in short, the Panic of 1893 cut...

Victoria Woodhull

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On February 19, 2012

Thinking about Anthony Comstock and Gilded Age sexuality this week, I was reminded of the woman Comstock destroyed, the fascinating feminist and free-love advocate, Victoria Woodhull. Born Victoria Claflin in.

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