United States History

Academic Explanatory
Celina Resendez

America Loves Lucy

Winner of the Fall 2016 StMU History Media Awards for Best Explanatory Article Most Captivating/Engaging Article Best Use of Multiple Images Best Introductory Paragraph Best

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African and African American Studies
Maalik Stansbury

Barbados Slave Codes

In 1627, English colonizers began to settle in Barbados, an eastern Caribbean island, to expand their territory. Their primary reason for coming to Barbados was for planting sugar, so that

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Academic Explanatory
Mariana Sandoval

Juan Nepomuceno Seguin

Juan Nepomuceno Seguin was born on October 27, 1806 in San Antonio, Texas. His ancestors were founding members of San Antonio and had prominent roles

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Award Winning Articles
Aurora Torres

The Roaring Twenties: Flappers

Winner of the Fall 2016 StMU History Media Award for Best Article in the Category of “Culture” When one thinks of the 1920’s era one

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Descriptive Article
Bryce Cardwell

The Birth of Jamestown

Death, illness, and rebellion: these are a few of the effects that came about during the early years of settlement at Jamestown. It began in the year 1607.

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Cultural History
Sergio Avila Roque

Ransom E. Olds: Drawing the line

Few people know the name of the person who was awarded the very first United States patent for automobile carriages. Even fewer people know that this person was also responsible

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Academic Explanatory
Celina Resendez

Frank Capra’s Cinematic Therapy

Films like, “Mr. Deeds Goes to Town,” “Mr. Smith Goes to Washington,” and “It’s a Wonderful Life” have been enjoyed by American audiences for decades and

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Political History
Maranda Avina

The “Shot Heard Round the World”

“BANG!” The first shots were fired on the village green at Lexington, Massachusetts on April 18, 1775. The British initiated the battle at Lexington, followed by Concord, Massachusetts.

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