Gil Troy Gil Troy blog brought to you by History News Network. Fri, 20 Jan 2017 19:57:35 +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 AN INAUGURATION DAY PLEA TO DEMOCRATS: STOP MOPING, TRUMP WON Democrats should remember the civics lectures they gave Donald Trump about accepting election results when they expected to would win, and stop moping.]]> Fri, 20 Jan 2017 19:57:35 +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.]]> Fri, 20 Jan 2017 19:57:35 +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.]]> Fri, 20 Jan 2017 19:57:35 +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.]]> Fri, 20 Jan 2017 19:57:35 +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.]]> Fri, 20 Jan 2017 19:57:35 +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? Fri, 20 Jan 2017 19:57:35 +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.]]> Fri, 20 Jan 2017 19:57:35 +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.]]> Fri, 20 Jan 2017 19:57:35 +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.]]> Fri, 20 Jan 2017 19:57:35 +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.]]> Fri, 20 Jan 2017 19:57:35 +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.]]> Fri, 20 Jan 2017 19:57:35 +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. ]]> Fri, 20 Jan 2017 19:57:35 +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) Fri, 20 Jan 2017 19:57:35 +0000 http://hnn.us/blog/153844 http://hnn.us/blog/153844 Gil Troy Gil Troy 0 2016 In Context: Why Not Judge Israel the Way We Judge the United States? Fri, 20 Jan 2017 19:57:35 +0000 http://hnn.us/blog/153842 http://hnn.us/blog/153842 Gil Troy Gil Troy 0 2016 In Context: The Peeping Tom – and Tammy – Election Fri, 20 Jan 2017 19:57:35 +0000 http://hnn.us/blog/153841 http://hnn.us/blog/153841 Gil Troy Gil Troy 0 2016 In Context: Understanding "Clintipathy" ... A Pathological Hatred of the Clintons Fri, 20 Jan 2017 19:57:35 +0000 http://hnn.us/blog/153840 http://hnn.us/blog/153840 Gil Troy Gil Troy 0 2016 In Context: Donald Trump's Best - And Worst - Moments in Public Service Having looked back at the 1990s, listing the ten best and ten worst Clinton moments in public service, let's look at Hillary Clinton's rival, Donald Trump through a similar lens.]]> Fri, 20 Jan 2017 19:57:35 +0000 http://hnn.us/blog/153839 http://hnn.us/blog/153839 Gil Troy Gil Troy 0 2016 In Context: 10 Clinton Moments to Remember The Age of Clinton: America in the 1990s. ]]> Fri, 20 Jan 2017 19:57:35 +0000 http://hnn.us/blog/153838 http://hnn.us/blog/153838 Gil Troy Gil Troy 0 2016 in Context: 10 Clinton Moments We Wish We Could Forget Fri, 20 Jan 2017 19:57:35 +0000 http://hnn.us/blog/153837 http://hnn.us/blog/153837 Gil Troy Gil Troy 0