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Wyatt Earp’s Main Squeeze

Wyatt Earp’s wife, Josephine Sarah Marcus, died at 84 on this date in 1944 (although some sources cite her yortsayt as December 19th). She claimed to have run away from home at 18 to join a theater troupe, but it is extremely difficult to separate fact from fiction when it comes to her life; she spun […]

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Six Million Ku Klux Klansmen

by Dusty Sklar Discussed in this essay: The Second Coming of the KKK: The Ku Klux Klan of the 1920s and the American Political Tradition, by Linda Gordon. Liveright, 2017, 288 pages.   THE KU KLUX KLAN, America’s best-known racist society, has had three major phases of life since its founding right after the Civil War in 1866. […]

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