This Day in History: Kate Barry, the “heroine of Cowpens”

On this day in 1823, a little-known heroine of the American Revolution passes away. Kate Barry has been described as the “heroine of Cowpens” and a woman who “knew no fear . . . where duty pointed she dared to go.” Nevertheless, it can be hard to tell where the legend of Kate Barry ends and where the truth […]

The Anti-Federalist Papers: Cato I

On this day in 1787, an author writing under the pseudonym “Cato” writes his first contribution to the anti-Federalist Papers. As a whole, these papers argued against the new Constitution, then being considered for ratification by the states. In this particular paper, however, Cato is still keeping an open mind about the Constitution. He urges […]