Short presidency, big legacy

by Bill Federer -- One bullet grazed his elbow, but a second lodged in the back of President James Garfield, who was shot July 2, 1881, as he waited in a Washington, more…

What did Hitler and Stalin have to do with Cuba?

by Bill Federer -- Slavery existed in Cuba longer than anywhere else in the Western Hemisphere, except Brazil. Slaves were purchased from Africa where Arab Muslim slave traders had enslaved an estimated more…

Religious freedom has never been easy

by Bill Federer -- The Pilgrims fled from England to Holland in 1607. When Spain threatened to invade Holland, the Pilgrims considered sailing to Guyana in South America, as they heard of more…

The U.N. began with such high hopes. What happened?

by Bill Federer -- Franklin Roosevelt coined the name "United Nations" for the allied countries fighting together against the National Socialist Workers Party (Nazi) and their totalitarian axis powers. Speaking on Justice more…

The mountain man who defied all stereotypes

by Bill Federer -- His travels were exceeded only by Lewis and Clark. He led expeditions up the Missouri River with such characters as keelboatman Mike Fink. He helped discover the South more…