During this week in 1917, as WWI continued, Germany conducted its first airplane bombing raid of London. News from and Sunday Star newspaper and service records for Delaware soldiers William Alderson, James Joseph Barker, and John Gainor are presented in this post.
Our book collection highlight this week is a sensitive and expansive study by William Williams of the precarious balance between natural resources and man’s presence in the First State. The influence on environmental policy by former Governors Carvel, Peterson, DuPont, Castle and Carper are provided.
Headlines from the Sunday Star newspaper June 10th, 1917 appear in this post. Among other news, Delaware is asked to contribute $500,000 to the American Red Cross for the War effort. Russian and French revolutions are compared in an article. An excellent blog on WWI can be found at: http://roadstothegreatwar-ww1.blogspot.com/
It’s 1967. The Vietnam War is raging. By the end of the year, approximately 474,000 U.S. soldiers are in Vietnam. President Johnson announces his plan for a lottery for conscription into the military. “The Draft” leads to virulent anti-war protests by the end of the year. In San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park approximately 30,000 take … More Claymont High School on the Eve of the “Summer of Love”, 1967
An excellent blog on WWI can be found at: http://roadstothegreatwar-ww1.blogspot.com/ about the blogger: http://en.gravatar.com/dhsbooks
A wonderful book written by Jewish cultural scholar Toni Young on the long history of one of the cultural jewels of northern Delaware- the Grand Opera House, is featured today. The Grand continues to offer the very best in all forms of live music and entertainment to Delaware’s culturally engaged citizens. Grab a bite to … More The Grand Experience
May is Jewish-American Heritage Month. In recognition, we highlight a 1999 book on the Jewish experience in Delaware as described by Toni Young.