Three British Views of America

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Fast food, department store shopping and taking tea in a hotel room.  How Three British visitors to America in two different time periods saw the country.  Pictured is the English novelist Francis Trollope, who wrote about her visit to 1820’s … Continued

Grover Cleveland Cake: Preview

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An upcoming episode on Grover Cleveland and his battle with Congress.  Also about William Jennings Bryan’s short military career and Lincoln and Rutherford B. Hayes and their coats, both of which didn’t get used too much.

The Egg – Sherwood Anderson’s 1921 Short Story

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From one hundred years ago, a simple story that is highly political.  Sherwood Anderson’s tale of a son talking about his father’s egg farm and restaurant dreams is a criticism of the intensity and negative side of the American Dream.