Author: Al Dickenson

Al Dickenson graduated from Wisconsin Lutheran College with three bachelor degrees in history, communication, and English. He has applied his talents serving as an editor for an international equine practitioners publication. Al has a desire to showcase meaningful content about American history and politics, as he believes we cannot know where we’re going without understanding where we came from. In his spare time, he works as a freelance historian, archivist, and journalist. More information about Al can be found on his website, adickensonwriting.wordpress.com. Al is passionate about history, particularly American political history and the history of his hometown, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, where he is a lifelong resident.

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Franklin

TELEVISION REVIEW: Franklin. Directed by Tim Van Patten. Written by Kirk Ellis and Howard Korder. Featuring Michael Douglas, Noah Jupe, Daniel Mays, and Eddie Marsan. Released April 12–May 17, 2024. Apple TV+. Franklin, as a television miniseries, is well done. Rarely do we see this time period—the eighteenth century—televised. This eight-hour program has spectacular production […]

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North of America: Loyalists, Indigenous Nations, and the Borders of the Long American Revolution

BOOK REVIEW: North of America: Loyalists, Indigenous Nations, and the Borders of the Long American Revolution by Jeffers Lennox (Yale University Press, 2022) When thinking about the American Revolution and its succeeding Founding Era, two nations first come to mind: the British Empire and the fledgling new nation, the United States of America. While there […]

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Spanish New Orleans and the Caribbean

BOOK REVIEW: Spanish New Orleans and the Caribbean edited by Alfred Lemmon (New Orleans, Louisiana: Historic New Orleans Collection, 2022) For anyone interested in the Spanish Colonial period of New Orleans’ history, a recent English-Spanish bilingual anthology, Spanish New Orleans and the Caribbean, edited by Alfred Lemmon, would serve as an excellent introduction. Though there are […]

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Weaponizing Impeachment: Justice Samuel Chase and President Thomas Jefferson’s Battle Over the Process

There was much discussion over the impeachment process during the Constitution’s ratifying debates. Federalists argued that the ability to impeach an individual gave disproportionate power to the House of Representatives, while Antifederalists favored more provisions to prevent tyranny from taking root. Some individuals liked the idea of having a body other than the Senate try […]

by Al Dickenson