Throwback Thursday: Lincoln’s Thanksgiving Proclamation

Abraham Lincoln is certainly best known for his Emancipation Proclamation, which helped to end slavery in the United States. But he also issued the Thanksgiving Proclamation, a document which forever set aside the final Thursday in November as American Thanksgiving (later changed to the fourth Thursday of the month.) The proclamation is a beautifully crafted … More Throwback Thursday: Lincoln’s Thanksgiving Proclamation

Rudyard Kipling’s Uncomfortable Association with the Swastika: What’s Up With That?

Some antique books are very rare. Some are worth thousands of dollars. Others, we run across at practically every book fair and shop, like the early-20th century copies of Rudyard Kipling’s novels and poetry. They’re a great, inexpensive collector’s item and practically everyone has one. They usually have a nice, bright red cover with gilded … More Rudyard Kipling’s Uncomfortable Association with the Swastika: What’s Up With That?