Amorica and America

When I was in Third Grade we were studying Early American History. It came right after a three-week session on … More

Upland South

The Upland South and Upper South are two overlapping cultural and geographic subregions in the inland part of the Southern and lower Midwestern United States. They differ from the Deep South and Atlantic … More

Plausible Deniability

When Kennedy assumed the presidency in January 1961, he inherited a federal agency that had spun out of control. The … More

Cover Up Zapata

1953: George H. W. Bush and John Overbey formed a new business with Hugh Liedtke and Bill Liedtke named Zapata … More

Office of Strategic Services (OSS)

The Office of Strategic Services (OSS) was the intelligence agency of the United States during World War II. The OSS was formed as an agency of the Joint … More

The Black Chamber 

The Black Chamber (1919–1929), also known as the Cipher Bureau, was the United States’ first peacetime cryptanalytic organization, and a forerunner of the National Security Agency. … More

Isthmus of Tehuantepec

The Isthmus of Tehuantepec (Spanish pronunciation: [tewanteˈpek]) is an isthmus in Mexico. It represents the shortest distance between the Gulf of Mexico and the Pacific Ocean. Before the opening … More

The Last Slave Trader

Timothy Meaher (1812 – 3 March 1892) was a wealthy Irish-American human trafficker, businessman and landowner. He built and owned the slave-ship Clotilda and was responsible for … More