Tag: colonial

John Robson: Critics of Constitutional Monarchies Should Be Careful What They Wish For

Commentary Before the tributes to Queen Elizabeth II were even done, there were those who swooped in with calls for Canada and other realms finally to become republics, and worse. To which I say be careful what you wish for. In two ways. First, there were some mind-bogglingly offensive statements on Her Majesty’s passing, including…


A Tour Through North Carolina’s Tryon Palace, Once Known as the Finest Government House in Colonial America

North Carolina’s Tryon Palace was once known as the finest government house in colonial America. Completed in 1770, only years before the Revolutionary War, the palace was built for British royal governor William Tryon. The price of building the palace met with controversy and added to conflict in the Colonies. During the war, it became…


A Tour Through Alabama’s American Village, a Living History Museum Bringing the Revolutionary War to Life

The hall is grand, with hardwood floors and a high ceiling. A large portrait of George Washington greets visitors from the center of the main wall. The country’s first president looks regal, majestic. After all, he and a few leaders of the American Revolution penned a constitution that has given the United States a democratic…


The Horn of Africa

Ethiopia and the Horn of Africa are a unique land of mystery, a geographic area that was the scene of great explorations and shipwrecks disasters. Even today, this part of the world fascinates us. Along the Rift Valley, the director explores this land and experiences its transformations. About Mythical Roads: Whether remote or packed with…


Archaeologists Pull Native American Canoe Carved in 1700s From South Carolina River

A relic from America’s colonial past was recently pulled up from the Chattooga River in South Carolina earlier this summer. The remnants of a dugout canoe, possibly of Native American origin, is the second such boat of that age to be found in the river—the first was 17 years ago in 2004. The canoe could…


US Gas Stations Run Out of Fuel After Colonial Pipeline Cyberattack

Gas stations in multiple U.S. states ran out of gas on Monday after hackers attacked a pipeline that runs from Texas to New Jersey. Stations in Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, and Virginia were out of fuel after customers rushed to fill vehicles following the hack of Colonial Pipeline. Approximately seven percent of stations…


US Gas Stations Run Out of Fuel After Pipeline Cyberattack

Gas stations in multiple U.S. states ran out of gas on Monday after hackers attacked a pipeline that runs from Texas to New Jersey. Stations in Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, and Virginia were out of fuel after customers rushed to fill vehicles following the hack of Colonial Pipeline. Approximately seven percent of stations…