Tag Archives: World War I

A Royal Assassination

100 years ago this weekend, on June 28, 1914, Archduke Franz Ferdinand, the heir to the Austro-Hungarian throne, and his wife, Sophie, were assassinated in Sarajevo by Gavrilo Princip, a Serbian nationalist. This act not only sparked immediate shock throughout … Continue reading

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The Eleventh Hour of the Eleventh Day of the Eleventh Month: Remembering Armistice Day

Although the United States had only been directly involved for a year and a half, World War I had been going on for over four years by the time Germany signed a final armistice ending the war on November 11, … Continue reading

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Exploring the Progressive Era in Historical SC Newspapers: 1900-1920s

The Progressive Era The Progressive Era began around 1900 and continued into the late 1920s and marked sweeping changes in social issues, technology, and government involvement in everyday people’s lives. Social issues such as child labor, women’s suffrage, prohibition, the … Continue reading

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