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Mary E Webster

Federalist papers. What the Founding Fathers would have to say about current political issues based on the Federalist Papers, written to defend and promote ratification of our Constitution. Spent 4 years studying The Federalist Papers and re-writing them into easier-to-read English. My new edition was published in Spring, 1999: The Federalist Papers: In Modern Language/Indexed for Today`s Political Issues Other than the Federalist Papers, my knowledge of history is very limited.

Tom Schott

Civil War, Reconstruction, military and political, Southern politics, slavery, civil war causation, general American history. Prefer 18th/19th century, but can handle all.

Joshua Patty

Abraham Lincoln; American Civil War; 19th Century American History; and American Religious History are all expert categories. Can also answer most questions about US Presidents; general American History; American government structure. Lifelong student of American history, especially Abraham Lincoln

Michael Troy

I can answer just about any question on early American History. My specialties are the American Revolution through the Civil War/Reconstruction. I also have greater expertise in matters relating to military, political or legal history.

Marc Kamin

I'm able to answer most questions about US History, whether related to political, social, economic, or military issues.

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2016-02-11 history politics philosophy and economics:

Hi Val,    I'll be glad to help with your question.    History is the study of the past, so all of human activity is within the historian's purview. Because humans have organized themselves into governments

2016-02-09 Suggest any books?:

Hi Nathaniel,    Thank you for your question; I'll be glad to offer some suggestions.    For a brief account, I recommend Robert V. Remini A SHORT HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES (2009). Remini was the preeminent

2016-02-03 Lousiana Purchase Question:

Hi Ben,    I'm not sure where that story came from, but it is not true.    The purchase was for $15 million. $11.25 Million was to be paid in cash, with another $3.75 million in forgiveness of French debt

2016-01-27 Why is Columbus credited with discovering America if North, Central and South America and America are named after Amerigo Vespucci?:

Hi Jason,    It's definitely true that Norsemen reached North America almost 500 years before Columbus. Because sources are limited, it's impossible to know for sure whether the Norse sagas (which name

2016-01-25 Why is Columbus credited with discovering America if North, Central and South America and America are named after Amerigo Vespucci?:

Hi Jason,    No apology necessary! Yes I did get the question twice but no big deal. Regarding why America was named for Vespucci, please see my earlier response for the answer. To be specific about who

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