This paper was written for The History of Colonial America course at The University of Georgia. While all on the north American continent the New England, middle, and southern colonies varied widely in their reasons for settlement, labor forces, religious views, and interaction with the native populations. New England was settled by puritan refugees… Continue reading The Differences Between the New England, Middle, and Southern Colonies in 17th Century North America
Dylan Thomas wrote “Do Not Go Gentle into that Good Night” while dealing with the imminent death of his father. He writes about his personal grief, knowing that his father is going to die, but it also captures elements from the postmodernism period in which it was written. “Do Not Go Gentle into That Good… Continue reading Dylan Thomas and the Postmodernism Period
Thyme’s reputation as a healer and protector goes back thousands of years. In the Roman era, it was widely held that eating thyme either before or during a meal would protect you from poison. It was even said that a bath in warm water liberally dosed with thyme could stop the effects of poison after… Continue reading Thyme
Sunday I think I had the closest experience to being a civil war nurse that I’ve ever had…a boy came limping up to the field hospital, dragging his father who had been wounded.
Dill has been used as a medicinal herb for at least 5,000 years. The Ancient Egyptians used dill as a soothing medicine, and it was also used in aphrodisiacs and to ward off witches. The Greeks used dill as a symbol of wealth. The Romans believed that dill brought good fortune. In ancient times soldiers… Continue reading Dill