Gil Troy Gil Troy blog brought to you by History News Network. Thu, 23 Feb 2017 09:30:01 +0000 Zend_Feed_Writer 2.1.3 (http://framework.zend.com) http://historynewsnetwork.org/blog/author/4 editor@hnn.us (History News Network) History News Network The Progressive Attorney General Who Raided Immigrants—And Paid the Price Thu, 23 Feb 2017 09:30:01 +0000 http://hnn.us/blog/153899 http://hnn.us/blog/153899 Gil Troy Gil Troy 0 The Most Patriotic Act of Treason in American History? As President Nixon’s list of enemies grew long and his grip on reality fragile, one prominent member of his government prepared the military to commit treason.]]> Thu, 23 Feb 2017 09:30:01 +0000 http://hnn.us/blog/153893 http://hnn.us/blog/153893 Gil Troy Gil Troy 0 She Was the Steve Bannon of the Great Depression Elizabeth Dilling screeched ‘America First!’, oozed hatred, and inspired Sinclair Lewis. In the era that saw the rapid rise of populists, she became famous on the back of hatred for minorities, Jews, and foreigners.]]> Thu, 23 Feb 2017 09:30:01 +0000 http://hnn.us/blog/153888 http://hnn.us/blog/153888 Gil Troy Gil Troy 0 Trump Needs some Sage Rabbinic Advice Thu, 23 Feb 2017 09:30:01 +0000 http://hnn.us/blog/153882 http://hnn.us/blog/153882 Gil Troy Gil Troy 0 TRUMP’S TRASHY TRANSITION IN HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVE Trump keeps doubling-down, playing to his core, refusing to stretch. The result was a trashy transition, a polarizing inauguration, and a new president who has yet to appear presidential.]]> Thu, 23 Feb 2017 09:30:01 +0000 http://hnn.us/blog/153880 http://hnn.us/blog/153880 Gil Troy Gil Troy 0 When Nixon’s Henchmen Plotted to Assassinate a Journalist with LSD For those who think the future of press freedom is facing unprecedented challenges, a reminder of the time Nixon aides hatched a plot to kill a troublesome journalist.]]> Thu, 23 Feb 2017 09:30:01 +0000 http://hnn.us/blog/153879 http://hnn.us/blog/153879 Gil Troy Gil Troy 0 An Inauguration Day Plea to Democrats: Stop Moping, Trump Won Thu, 23 Feb 2017 09:30:01 +0000 http://hnn.us/blog/153877 http://hnn.us/blog/153877 Gil Troy Gil Troy 0 The ‘Daddy King’ of the Civil Rights Movement Decades before Martin Luther King Jr. altered American history, Martin Luther King Sr.—Daddy King, as he called himself—fought injustice deep in the South.]]> Thu, 23 Feb 2017 09:30:01 +0000 http://hnn.us/blog/153875 http://hnn.us/blog/153875 Gil Troy Gil Troy 0 An Inaugural Prayer: Stretch Yourself as Person and President – to Stretch us too… Although I am no theologian, America desperately needs inaugural prayers. Here is the benediction I would offer, if invited to Donald Trump’s Swearing-in (and no, I wouldn’t boycott – Democrats should remember all the civics lectures they gave Trump about respecting the people’s choice when they expected Hillary Clinton to win, and now attend graciously).

 

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The Millionaire Who Took on McCarthy William Benton was an advertising icon and wildly successful investor—and with those millions backing him up, he took on the country’s scariest politician.]]> Thu, 23 Feb 2017 09:30:01 +0000 http://hnn.us/blog/153868 http://hnn.us/blog/153868 Gil Troy Gil Troy 0 The Man Whose Dream Became Israel Theodor Herzl was a man with an idea that once seen to fruition would change the world dramatically. But his reasons for creating the modern Zionist movement were never as black and white as people made them out to be.]]> Thu, 23 Feb 2017 09:30:01 +0000 http://hnn.us/blog/153867 http://hnn.us/blog/153867 Gil Troy Gil Troy 0 When The New York Times Defended Putting a Black Man in the Bronx Zoo One of the biggest attractions in New York City in 1906 was none other than an African man bought and placed in a cage with apes.]]> Thu, 23 Feb 2017 09:30:01 +0000 http://hnn.us/blog/153863 http://hnn.us/blog/153863 Gil Troy Gil Troy 0 A Historian Notes that Bernie Sanders Was ONE Factor in Hillary's Loss and He Gets Hammered? Thu, 23 Feb 2017 09:30:01 +0000 http://hnn.us/blog/153860 http://hnn.us/blog/153860 Gil Troy Gil Troy 0 When John Glenn Saved Ted Williams’s Life The baseball great and the legendary astronaut were co-pilots during the Korean War—and Glenn’s cool head saved the Hall of Famer during a tense run-in with the enemy.]]> Thu, 23 Feb 2017 09:30:01 +0000 http://hnn.us/blog/153857 http://hnn.us/blog/153857 Gil Troy Gil Troy 0 The American Who Buried a Kamikaze Enemy
 In April of 1945, Captain William Callaghan and the USS Missouri were attacked by a kamikaze pilot intent on destroying all on board. His attack failed, and Callaghan stood up to his men to bury the enemy.]]> Thu, 23 Feb 2017 09:30:01 +0000 http://hnn.us/blog/153854 http://hnn.us/blog/153854 Gil Troy Gil Troy 0 The English Settler Who Ate His Pregnant Wife Starvation was a constant problem in the early years of colonization—and in multiple tragic cases some settlers took to eating each other.]]> Thu, 23 Feb 2017 09:30:01 +0000 http://hnn.us/blog/153853 http://hnn.us/blog/153853 Gil Troy Gil Troy 0 When The Electoral College Took Down a Winner Richard Mentor Johnson was a war hero and Jackson protégée whose contradictory life as a slaveowner carrying out a public interracial marriage cause faithless electors to reject his candidacy and send the vice presidency to the Senate.]]> Thu, 23 Feb 2017 09:30:01 +0000 http://hnn.us/blog/153851 http://hnn.us/blog/153851 Gil Troy Gil Troy 0 Burying the Hatchet. Literally. Gracious concessions, even if insincere, also legitimize the results and our democracy.]]> Thu, 23 Feb 2017 09:30:01 +0000 http://hnn.us/blog/153849 http://hnn.us/blog/153849 Gil Troy Gil Troy 0 What Happened on Election Day: The Example of Ronald Reagan Reagan used the transition period to heal wounds while claiming a broad policy mandate, despite winning only 50.7 percent of the popular vote. ]]> Thu, 23 Feb 2017 09:30:01 +0000 http://hnn.us/blog/153848 http://hnn.us/blog/153848 Gil Troy Gil Troy 0 2016 In Context: An Election Night Rx for PTSD (Pre-Trump-Clinton-Election Stress Disorder) Thu, 23 Feb 2017 09:30:01 +0000 http://hnn.us/blog/153844 http://hnn.us/blog/153844 Gil Troy Gil Troy 0