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Getting To Know Somerset: A Brief History

Getting To Know Somerset: A Brief History

Welcome to Somerset Place State Historic Site! Somerset Place was an antebellum plantation that started as a business venture between three businessmen who lived in Edenton, North Carolina: Josiah Collins I, Dr. Samuel Dickenson, and Nathaniel Allen. They formed the Lake Company in 1784, which was created solely to start a plantation in Tyrrell County, …

The Great Depression: Crash Course US History #33

Hi, I’m John Green, this is Crash Course U.S. history and Herbert Hoover’s here, which is never a good sign. Today we’re gonna return to two of my favorite topics: economics and inaccurate naming conventions. That’s right, we’re gonna be talking about the Great Depression, which was only great if you enjoy, like, being a …

The History of Alabama

The History of Alabama

Reckon presents: The History of Alabama. In the beginning, Alabama was under water. Then Pangaea busted apart and the world came together. But continent building is hard. And Alabama sank again. People finally showed up and lived in caves, they learned how to grow maize and Alabama loved its grits ever since. Native Alabamians were …