Month: April 2015

18th-Century California: An Unhealed Wound

With the recent American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies (ASECS) conference held in California, we here at ABOPublic discovered recent news regarding eighteenth-century California. Research led me to learn that Pope Francis announced on 15 January 2015 that he plans to canonize Junipero Serra(1713-1784). Serra was a Spanish Franciscan priest responsible for the conversion of approximately…

Colonial Williamsburg: May the Future Learn From the Past

If you’re looking for neat know-how of Colonial America, look no further than Colonial Williamsburg, located in Williamsburg, Virginia. If you’re a history buff looking for both an educational and entertaining historical experience, visiting Colonial Williamsburg is a great option. You can visit the local silversmith to learn how furnishings and such were made in the eighteenth century…