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1849: The Philadelphia Mint Strikes Gold

“1849: The Philadelphia Mint Strikes Gold” won the 2016 Numismatic Literary Guild Award.  Michael Moran and Jeff Garrett teamed up to write a book that chronicles how the discovery of gold in California impacted the U.S. Mint and the nation. “The arrival of Colonel Mason’s

New Moma Exhibit

New MoMA Exhibit Available on Your Laptop

The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)’s new exhibit is completely digital. The exhibit, which is available via the museum’s website, extensively chronicles all of MoMA’s exhibitions from 1929 to the present. MoMA opened its doors in 1929, featuring its first major exhibition, “Cézanne, Gauguin, Seurat,

The Legacy of SDS Organizer Tom Hayden

The Legacy of SDS Organizer Tom Hayden

Tom Hayden, best known for his ardent social activism, recently passed away at the age of 76. Hayden, who helped found Students for a Democratic Society (SDS), spent his life advocating against war and injustice. The Nation magazine named Hayden one of the 50 greatest

james-madison

Three Good Books about James Madison

Labunski, Richard; James Madison & the Struggle for the Bill of Rights, Oxford University Press, 2006  Broadwater, Jeff; James Madison: A Son of Virginia and a Founder of the Nation, University of North Carolina Press, 2012  Stewart, David; Madison’s gift:  Five Partnerships That Built America,