YA Spotlight: Murtagh

Thirteen years after his last proper novel in the Inheritance Cycle, Christopher Paolini has at long last released the next entry in his world: Murtagh.  Beware, mild spoilers below! Murtagh Murtagh Murtagh Murtagh The novel takes place some months after the end of Inheritance, and is exclusively told from the point of view of the…
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Women’s History Month

   (Official program, Women's Suffrage Procession, March 13th, 1913, Washington D.C.) In 1981, Congress passed Pub. L. 97-28 which authorized the President to proclaim the week beginning March 7,1982 as “Women’s History Week.”  In the following years, efforts would be made to reinstate Women's History Week each year until 1987, after being petitioned by the…
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Who was Saint Tammany?

On the 22nd of December 1811, Governor William Claiborne declared by proclamation the formation of four new Louisiana parishes in the county of Feliciana in the former territory of the short-lived West Florida Republic that had been recently annexed to the United States.  Among the new divisions established was Saint Tammany Parish.  As to why Claiborne…
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