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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.

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I have lectured at George Washington University regarding the Civil War, as well as several elementary school Civil War demonstrations. I was also a member of a Civil War reenactment group for about 10 years.




J.D. University of Michigan B.A. George Washington University

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2017-01-30 Boston Tea Party:

Hello,     The destruction of Tea in Boston followed more than a decade of Parliamentary attempts to tax the colonies and colonial resistance.  The two sides were already developing deeply adversarial

2017-01-11 Indians & Early Americans:

The Pilgrims who first settled the Plymouth colony were a rather small number of people.  The initial group was only about 100 settlers and only grew to about 300 in the first decade.  The land on which

2016-12-13 History Question:

WWII ended with a much weakened set of world powers in Europe.  Britain, France, Netherlands, and others were rebuilding their homelands and could not to much to maintain their colonial empires.  The US

2016-11-06 Ensign during King Philip's war:

Hello,    During King Phillip's War, an Ensign was the lowest ranked officer in an infantry company, just below a Lieutenant.  Ensigns received their commissions from the General Court (which was the colonial

2016-11-06 U.S 1302 1877:

Ok, Helen Hunt Jackson had quite a different view of the Indians.  She was a staunch advocate of Indians in the decades following the Civil War.  In her book, Jackson points out that the Government repeatedly


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