Allen Cornwell


"Looking beneath the surface to find the truth in history."

Historians love finding little nuggets of information that might broaden our understanding. The key is to use, reliable research. The goal, of course, is to separate the fact from fiction and find those gems necessary to give a more precise reflection of the past.

Telling the story is the easy part. Finding the nuggets is the challenge. As the old idiom reminds us “the devil is in the details.” The details are where the larger truth about history becomes clear. Our Great American Heritage is about digging beneath the surface and looking for additional pieces of the story; those little nuggets that expand our understanding of history.

Allen Cornwell is a self-employed business owner and an adjunct professor of history at a small college. He lives in rural Virginia and enjoys history, sports, old movies, and visiting all types of museums. Cornwell has had a number of American history articles published and he earned his M. A. degree in American History from Virginia Commonwealth University. He can be contacted at
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Virginia Commonwealth University , Master of Arts -American History
Christopher Newport of the College of William and Mary , Bachelor of Arts
Weems, VA USA|English

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