Category: Historical Essays

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30
June, 2015
 

Stand and deliver!

Epitomizing the devilish character straight from fiction, William Plunkett’s life and deeds incite curiosity across the North America even today. With a love for adventure and dream to make money, the chemist turned into...

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27
May, 2015
 

General Braddock’s Expedition to Disaster

Poor military tactics and inflexible leadership of General Braddock squandered the advantage of superior numbers at the Battle of Monongahela, and the French badly rout...

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Recent Posts

4
May, 2015
 

Aristocratic Loyalty: Power, Position & Money

I probably should add false pride to the heading. In addition, back in 1750's when The Rule of Ranging takes place, many times the aristocrats in charge of life and death decisions were, in fact, troubled teens and truly ridiculous spoiled brats w...

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23
April, 2015
 

The Genesis of Slavery in North America

In Eclipse of the Midnight Sun, my hero Finn first meets with Gus and his sister Prudentina on a slave ship named HMS Hope. At the time, slavery was a global business enterprise operated on industrial scale. Today we are familiar with Bermu...

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16
April, 2015
 

British Identity in Colonial America

At the time my protagonists Finn and Gus arrive in America in The Rule of Ranging, the American colonial mindset still was very much British. At that time period, there were maybe 3 million Europeans living in the American colonies, all coming from ...

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