History Interrupted Posts

September 15, 2020

Late in the evening on May 2nd in 1879, in a little court room in Omaha, Nebraska, Chief Standing Bear of the Ponca Nation stood to address the court. Arrested for refusing to leave his home on the Missouri River, Standing Bear filed a writ of habeas corpus. He sued…

September 1, 2020

At 5 o’clock on July 21st, 1877, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, National Guard soldiers opened fire on a crowd of civilians protesting in the streets during a national labor strike. In five minutes, more than 20 people were killed. More than 60 seriously wounded. How did this happen? Will is joined by…