Alcott and Her Little Women

On November 29, 1832, famed author Louisa May Alcott was born in Philadelphia. She was born to two transcendentalist parents who filled her youth with idealism, books, and political activism. Alcott was taught by famed thinkers such as Ralph Waldo Emerson and Henry David Thoreau. With such an upbringing, it is hardly a surprise that…

A Prize for the Benefit of Mankind

People around the world are familiar with the prestigious Nobel Prize—an achievement award offered to persons who have, as the prize’s founder put it, “conferred the greatest benefit on mankind.” The prize is offered in six categories: physics, chemistry, physiology or medicine, literature, peace, and economics.

The Royal Wedding That Started the Hype

On November 20, 1947, then Princess Elizabeth married Philip Mountbatten. The two were married in Westminster Abbey in front of 2,000 guests. This was the first royal wedding to be broadcast via radio to listeners around the world. It was the first time average people around the world could participate in an extravagant affair such…

Crown v. Zenger: Freedom of the Press

On November 17, 1734, the publisher of the New York Weekly Journal, John Peter Zenger, was arrested and charged with libel by the state of New York, then governed by the King of England, George II. Zenger had published critical pieces about the King’s appointed Governor of New York, William Cosby. Zenger was held in…


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Just a Regular, Old History Buff

Hi there! Welcome to Sharing History! My name is Jenn and I am a marketing executive by day and a history blogger by night. I have a degree in history, but found a career in business quickly after graduating from college so I left the fun world of history behind while I was raising my two children and building my career.

During the 2020 Covid-19 pandemic, I found myself working from home full time and simultaneously helping my high school-aged son deal with remote learning. He was taking US History at the time and over the course of the pandemic, we also tackled a US Government class. This experience rekindled my love of history and inspired me to start this blog.

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  1. Exciting….Just finished The Warmth of Other Sun by Isabel Wilkerson….non fiction….beautifully written narrative about the Great Migration of people from the south to cities in the north and west after Reconstruction. Looking forward to following your history blog.

  2. I suspect I’m more hardcore than the postings on this site. I have a Master’s degree from Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches Tx but ended up working 42 years for the Social Security Administration. I never lost my love for the subject and have a personal library of about 2 thousand books although about 2/3’s are in storage in boxes in the loft of my storage building. I’m no satisfied if I’m not reading one and probably still have at least 50 to be read but will acquire more. At 77 I probably will never catch up but I don’t care.

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