Antiquities Act, to be used for Fort Monroe, has deep roots in Hampton RoadsBreaking News
When President Obama designates part of Fort Monroe as a national monument Tuesday, it won't be the first time a prominent piece of Hampton Roads real estate has had its destiny transformed by the stroke of a presidential pen.
Using the powers conferred by the Antiquities Act of 1906, President Herbert Hoover created Colonial National Monument in 1930, linking parts of Jamestown, Yorktown and Williamsburg into a protected federal preserve that became Colonial National Historical Park in 1936.
The only difference between the two presidential proclamations is that — instead of taking a leading role — Hoover merely followed up on previous congressional legislation....
comments powered by Disqus
- Conservative historian Arthur Herman slammed for saying Obama is highly submissive to Putin and other strong leaders
- Intellectual historians to gather in October
- Yuri N. Afanasyev, Historian Who Repudiated Communism, Dies at 81
- History professor gives Pittsburgh, PA columnist an “F” for a op ed on slavery
- Sharon Ullman says the work of historians is becoming increasingly invisible