Jane Hampton Cook is the author of the new book, “Resilience on Parade: Short Stories of Suffragists and Women’s Battle for the Vote.” The first female webmaster for the White House (2001-03), she is now a screenwriter and author of ten books, including “Stories of Faith and Courage from the Revolutionary War.”
The losses we have experienced because of COVID-19 help us better understand the Pilgrims. Their courage and faith to give thanks despite their hardships can encourage us to give thanks in 2020.
The shared national identity of Americans grounded in the right to freely worship according to one’s own faith should bring us together, not break us apart.
The view that Americans were enslaved by England enabled many to see the hypocrisy and injustice of enslaving Africans, which was legal in the 13 original colonies.
Whether we feast on turkey, seafood, or barbecue, may Thanksgiving 2019 enable us to count our blessings today, give thanks for the good in our past, and strengthen us for tomorrow.
The nation’s leaders after the Civil War did not see a need to alter the flag’s appearance because they outlawed slavery under it. The American flag—the Union flag—was the victor in the Civil War.
Civility and good manners are the hallmarks of both presidents’ leadership style. Chivalry was their secret weapon, especially in delicate situations.
Had another prince of Wales’s crush on a White House princess ended differently, the first fairy-tale royal-American wedding could have taken place two centuries ago.
Understated, classic fashion will likely continue to be a theme for Melania, who was the only first lady to be a fashion icon before she became first lady.
Today is Constitution Day. Here’s what the Founders’ path to writing the Constitution can teach us about how to accomplish our typically much humbler pursuits.
Should Melania Trump become first lady, which first ladies and precedents would provide a good guide and starting point for her and America?
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