Gil Troy Gil Troy blog brought to you by History News Network. Wed, 26 Apr 2017 23:27:17 +0000 Zend_Feed_Writer 2.1.3 (http://framework.zend.com) http://m.hnn.us/blog/author/4 editor@hnn.us (History News Network) History News Network The Ivanka Trump of the 19th Century She played hostess for the president most often accused of being gay—and used technology to become world famous.]]> Wed, 26 Apr 2017 23:27:17 +0000 http://hnn.us/blog/153922 http://hnn.us/blog/153922 Gil Troy Gil Troy 0 When Nixon Floated—Then Gaslit—the First Female Supreme Court Candidate The notorious president came close to naming a woman to the Supreme Court, sneering: ‘One thing about the woman conservative. These bastards can’t vote against her.’]]> Wed, 26 Apr 2017 23:27:17 +0000 http://hnn.us/blog/153913 http://hnn.us/blog/153913 Gil Troy Gil Troy 0 The Jew Who Changed Football Forever There would have been no Tom Brady or Johnny Unitas if it hadn’t been for one determined son of Orthodox Jews from Cleveland, Ohio.]]> Wed, 26 Apr 2017 23:27:17 +0000 http://hnn.us/blog/153906 http://hnn.us/blog/153906 Gil Troy Gil Troy 0 The Progressive Attorney General Who Raided Immigrants—And Paid the Price Wed, 26 Apr 2017 23:27:17 +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.]]> Wed, 26 Apr 2017 23:27:17 +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.]]> Wed, 26 Apr 2017 23:27:17 +0000 http://hnn.us/blog/153888 http://hnn.us/blog/153888 Gil Troy Gil Troy 0 Trump Needs some Sage Rabbinic Advice Wed, 26 Apr 2017 23:27:17 +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.]]> Wed, 26 Apr 2017 23:27:17 +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.]]> Wed, 26 Apr 2017 23:27:17 +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 Wed, 26 Apr 2017 23:27:17 +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.]]> Wed, 26 Apr 2017 23:27:17 +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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Wed, 26 Apr 2017 23:27:17 +0000 http://hnn.us/blog/153874 http://hnn.us/blog/153874 Gil Troy Gil Troy 0
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.]]> Wed, 26 Apr 2017 23:27:17 +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.]]> Wed, 26 Apr 2017 23:27:17 +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.]]> Wed, 26 Apr 2017 23:27:17 +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? Wed, 26 Apr 2017 23:27:17 +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.]]> Wed, 26 Apr 2017 23:27:17 +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.]]> Wed, 26 Apr 2017 23:27:17 +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.]]> Wed, 26 Apr 2017 23:27:17 +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.]]> Wed, 26 Apr 2017 23:27:17 +0000 http://hnn.us/blog/153851 http://hnn.us/blog/153851 Gil Troy Gil Troy 0