Divided: Varina Banks Howell Davis

Varina Banks Howell was born on 7 May 1826 in Natchez, Missippi. Her parents, William and Margaret (Kemp) Howell, were fairly well-to-do. It is worth noting that William was a Northerner which would lead Southern born and raised Varina to … Continue reading

Log Cabin President?: William Henry Harrison

William Henry Harrison, 9th President of the United States, made such a long inaugural speech it killed him. Or did it? Actually, contrary to what many of us have been taught, Harrison’s speech in the cold, rainy weather did not … Continue reading