America’s Favorite Little Darling: The Story of Shirley Temple

Shirly Temple

Shirley Jane Temple is who people called America’s favorite little darling. It was for good reason too. Shirley Temple was an outstanding little girl while growing up and dealing with family, co-workers, and directors. She was born on April 23, 1928 and died recently on February 10, 2014 at the ripe, old age of 85. …

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Abraham Lincoln, Evangelical Religion, and American Political Culture in the Era of the Civil War

Abraham Lincoln

When, in the summer of 1846, Abraham Lincoln stood for election to the U.S. House of Representatives, running as a Whig in the Seventh Congressional District of Illinois, his opponent was the popular and formidable Methodist circuit rider, Peter Cartwright. During the final days of the campaign, Lincoln discovered that the Democrats were slyly circulating …

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