Gil Troy Gil Troy blog brought to you by History News Network. Tue, 30 Aug 2016 15:22:29 +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 Jonathan Daniels: The Forgotten Civil Rights Preacher Killed by a Cop in Alabama Jonathan Daniels ‘could have had any benefit he wanted.’ But in 1965 Alabama, the Episcopal seminarian was gunned down while trying to buy a Coke with two black girls.]]> Tue, 30 Aug 2016 15:22:29 +0000 http://hnn.us/blog/153805 http://hnn.us/blog/153805 Gil Troy Gil Troy 0 How General Motors Saved Rosa Parks In 1994 Civil Rights legend Rosa Parks had her house broken into and robbed. Then, without any publicity, the car giant stepped in to help.]]> Tue, 30 Aug 2016 15:22:29 +0000 http://hnn.us/blog/153801 http://hnn.us/blog/153801 Gil Troy Gil Troy 0 How Originality Vanished From Political Speeches Once upon a time, having a speechwriter at all would have been the shameful thing.

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U.S. Political Conventions Have Been Weird From The Start William Wirt was a noted trial lawyer, a bestselling author, and the nominee of the nation’s first political convention, in 1831. And then the story gets really strange.]]> Tue, 30 Aug 2016 15:22:29 +0000 http://hnn.us/blog/153793 http://hnn.us/blog/153793 Gil Troy Gil Troy 0 When Eisenhower Took on Big Oil Republicans weren’t always opposed to big government intervention, and one of the party’s icons wasn’t afraid to do it against the wishes of the oil industry.]]> Tue, 30 Aug 2016 15:22:29 +0000 http://hnn.us/blog/153788 http://hnn.us/blog/153788 Gil Troy Gil Troy 0 When Elie Wiesel Confronted Ronald Reagan Time and again, the Holocaust survivor showed great courage, but in his last years he was saddened by how little the world had changed.]]> Tue, 30 Aug 2016 15:22:29 +0000 http://hnn.us/blog/153785 http://hnn.us/blog/153785 Gil Troy Gil Troy 0 Inside the Nazi Camp on Long Island Next door to a Germans-only colony featuring streets named Hitler and Goebbels was a youth camp with swastikas on bunks and Hitler Youth short shorts.]]> Tue, 30 Aug 2016 15:22:29 +0000 http://hnn.us/blog/153784 http://hnn.us/blog/153784 Gil Troy Gil Troy 0 The Racist Origins of the SAT While it unintentionally aided the disadvantaged in its earlier forms, the SAT was the fruit of a very poisonous tree.]]> Tue, 30 Aug 2016 15:22:29 +0000 http://hnn.us/blog/153781 http://hnn.us/blog/153781 Gil Troy Gil Troy 0 How a Sexist Prank Elected America’s First Female Mayor Susanna Madora Salter just wanted the men in her town to stop being drunks. They just wanted to humiliate her.]]> Tue, 30 Aug 2016 15:22:29 +0000 http://hnn.us/blog/153778 http://hnn.us/blog/153778 Gil Troy Gil Troy 0 Westway, New York's Great Highway That Never Was The idea was to transform four miles of the West Side into one hundred acres of urban parkland that would embrace houses, shops, and offices—with a six-lane highway underneath. But Westway never happened.]]> Tue, 30 Aug 2016 15:22:29 +0000 http://hnn.us/blog/153775 http://hnn.us/blog/153775 Gil Troy Gil Troy 0 How an Outsider President Killed a Party The Whigs chose power over principles when they nominated Zachary Taylor in 1848. The party never recovered.]]> Tue, 30 Aug 2016 15:22:29 +0000 http://hnn.us/blog/153774 http://hnn.us/blog/153774 Gil Troy Gil Troy 0 The Secrets of the Woman in Hitler’s Bathtub Tue, 30 Aug 2016 15:22:29 +0000 http://hnn.us/blog/153769 http://hnn.us/blog/153769 Gil Troy Gil Troy 0 The NY Rens Were The ‘Greatest Basketball Team You Have Never Heard Of’ Tue, 30 Aug 2016 15:22:29 +0000 http://hnn.us/blog/153748 http://hnn.us/blog/153748 Gil Troy Gil Troy 0 The German Jew Who Became an Ottoman Pasha Tue, 30 Aug 2016 15:22:29 +0000 http://hnn.us/blog/153742 http://hnn.us/blog/153742 Gil Troy Gil Troy 0 Filming Rodney King’s Beating Ruined His Life Tue, 30 Aug 2016 15:22:29 +0000 http://hnn.us/blog/153741 http://hnn.us/blog/153741 Gil Troy Gil Troy 0 Sorry Hillary, America Already Had Its First Female President Tue, 30 Aug 2016 15:22:29 +0000 http://hnn.us/blog/153731 http://hnn.us/blog/153731 Gil Troy Gil Troy 0 Hercules Mulligan: The Spy Who Saved George Washington—Twice Tue, 30 Aug 2016 15:22:29 +0000 http://hnn.us/blog/153729 http://hnn.us/blog/153729 Gil Troy Gil Troy 0 Baseball’s First Naughty Hall of Famers Tue, 30 Aug 2016 15:22:29 +0000 http://hnn.us/blog/153727 http://hnn.us/blog/153727 Gil Troy Gil Troy 0 The Jew Who Silenced America’s Earliest Anti-Semites Americans besieged by today’s hateful rhetoric would be wise to look up Jacob Henry, whose seminal defense of his own faith—and others’—was once memorized by school children everywhere.]]> Tue, 30 Aug 2016 15:22:29 +0000 http://hnn.us/blog/153724 http://hnn.us/blog/153724 Gil Troy Gil Troy 0 The Man Who Brought Us T-Rex Barnum Brown is perhaps the most important paleontologist—and without him there likely would not have been a Jurassic Park.]]> Tue, 30 Aug 2016 15:22:29 +0000 http://hnn.us/blog/153721 http://hnn.us/blog/153721 Gil Troy Gil Troy 0