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LFM: Paul Reveres Ride I

Among American poets few have matched the popularity of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. One of his most famous and beloved poems was his descriptive narrative of Paul Revere's Ride (1860). Unfortunately, according to essayist Richard W. O'Connell, the poet got his meter better than his facts.

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LFM: Paul Revere's Ride II

Sometime on the evening of April 18, 1775, Paul Revere discovered that his best-laid plans were falling apart.

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First Ladies: Martha Washington

Martha Dandridge Custis, easy, quiet, dignified, and one of the wealthiest women in Virginia, in 1759 took a new husband.

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Georgia: The Founding I

Founded by charter in 1732, the colony of Georgia served two purposes in its earliest years. The most important of these was to create a land buffer and military outpost between hostile Spanish territory and the rich colony of Carolina.

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Georgia: The Founding II

The founding the colony of Georgia in 1732 was the happy coincidence of security needs of British North America and the need to deal with the problem of overcrowded prisons in England.

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Daniel Boone II

In 1775, frontiersman Daniel Boone established a wilderness road that became the gateway to the west during the sixty years following the American Revolution.

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Crispus Attucks

On March 5, 1770, in Boston, Massachusetts, British soldiers led by Captain Preston fired into an unruly crowd of protesters. One of the first to fall was Crispus Attucks.

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Segregation

Most public places were racially segregated until the second half of the 20th century. These centenarians recount their experiences in a segregated Virginia.

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Transportation

One of the biggest changes in the century was how Virginians got around. As one Virginia woman put it "It wasn't the vote that made me independent. It was my car."

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Everyday Living

Everyday life was a bit different when you had to make a call through an operator or put ice in a refrigerator to keep it cold.

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