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The Boston Tea Party and the Hungerford Resolves

On December 16, 1773, nearly 60 hatchet-wielding men stormed three ships anchored in Boston Harbor. Frenzied, they hacked open hundreds of chests of tea and dumped the contents overboard. Their rage was fueled by incessant taxes levied by a British Parliament that refused the Americans any participation in proceedings that directly affected their lives. The … Continue reading

Congress Responds to the Gas Crisis of 1916

Now that the price of gasoline has dropped by half, down to a seven year low, the clamor against the recent cost increases has abated to barely a whisper. America has parked the episode in a back lot, with all the public concerns and private suspicions locked in the trunk, out of sight and mind. … Continue reading

Sheena, Queen of the Jungle, the First Female Comic Book Hero (Don’t Call Her a Heroine)

She was a woman of strength and courage, and the first heroic woman to have a comic book in her own name. Sheena, “Queen of the Jungle,” debuted in the British magazine Wags #1 in 1937, the creation of comic book pioneers Will Eisner and S. M. “Jerry” Iger. As the story goes, Sheena originally … Continue reading

A Brief History of Chevrolet Advertising

The Chevrolet Story In 1911, automotive maker William Durant, the ousted founder of General Motors, teamed with famed Swiss racecar driver Louis Chevrolet to create a new car company. Durant named the enterprise after the racer, whose worldwide reputation, he surmised, would propel sales. The hunch paid off, and by1916 Durant had become so wealthy … Continue reading

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