What is it to be a Bohemian? The Where & When of Bohemian Culture

Counter-culture trends seem to repeat themselves throughout history. The cycle of the up and coming generation of youth latching onto a small established sub-sect of society is a familiar one. Trying to make their own place in the world, they identify with ideals that are in direct contradiction to the standards held by their parents. … More What is it to be a Bohemian? The Where & When of Bohemian Culture

Prussia’s Conclusion; Centralizing and Dissolution

The Prussian story is a great example of the way the borders of our world melt into one another. Their history is that of one conquest or rise to power after another. In its last three hundred years, Prussia will move slowly toward a larger unified territory. The one that is probably most recognizable from … More Prussia’s Conclusion; Centralizing and Dissolution

Prussia’s Origins; Tribal Independence to National Autonomy

Throughout the years who was Prussian, as well as what that meant culturally and historically would undergo several changes. Beginning as a mysterious distant group of barbarian tribes, up to a force that would be demonized for the perceived threat it posed to the world. Prussian history highlights that how we define something or someone … More Prussia’s Origins; Tribal Independence to National Autonomy

They were President?

What does it take to be a great president? Leadership, charisma, timing, luck? Perhaps the right balance of all of those. Most people are familiar with the names like Washington, Lincoln and Roosevelt. Great men who lead the United States through perilous times. So what does it take to not be remembered? To have spent … More They were President?

Becoming Traitors; the Motivations of Loyalist Colonists

Who are the people who remained loyal to the English Crown? What made them think that the British would prevail? What discouraged them from joining the rebellion? The days leading up to the official Declaration of Independence were rife with varying points of view. Even among the progressive voices, that denounced England for overstepping it’s … More Becoming Traitors; the Motivations of Loyalist Colonists

Roger’s Rangers

Throughout history warfare has evolved, sometimes the cause is tactical or technological. Sometimes it occurs when two cultures come into contact with each other for the first time. This is the case that led to the development of an elite group of fighting men in the English colonies in the early 1700’s. These men would … More Roger’s Rangers

Washington’s Early Years; A Combination of Good Fortune and Determination

How did George Washington become the man who would become the leader of a new nation? What events helped develop the man whose legacy would become the epitome of an American revolutionary? Balancing circumstance and perseverance, Washington’s life prior to the War of Independence shows us how even a man of greatness faces adversity, and … More Washington’s Early Years; A Combination of Good Fortune and Determination